catastrophic illness

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Noun1.catastrophic illness - severe illness requiring prolonged hospitalization or recovery; usually involves high costs for hospitals and doctors and medicines
illness, sickness, unwellness, malady - impairment of normal physiological function affecting part or all of an organism
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Tenders are invited for Workers Compensation Bill Review, Utilization Review And Catastrophic Illness Eligibility Medical Reviews
Our foundation has long strived to support families with a child with a catastrophic illness," said Mr.
Policies like Critical Benefit can help alleviate the financial burden and stress that can come from the unexpected costs associated with treatment and recovery of a common catastrophic illness.
How many times have you heard the tragic story of a friend, family member or client who contracted a catastrophic illness at a young age?
While in the throes of a catastrophic illness, a lower-middle-class American will spend more time worrying about going bankrupt than about getting well.
People must be protected from bank ruptcy due to catastrophic illness.
Steven Bailey, defending, said: "These serious offences of dishonesty were triggered by a catastrophic illness which has been diagnosed as gambling.
The contributors, an international cohort, address the process and theories behind reconceptualizing challenges in entrenched political divides, covering such complex issues as mind/body dualism, theoretical tension between nature and constructionism, "strategic intersectionality" in Canadian Quebecois culture, the theoretical and practical relationship between militarism and patriarchalism in political philosophy and education, third-wave feminism and its cultural engagement with political activism, and the self in catastrophic illness.
Lessons From The Miracle Doctors: A Step By Step Guide To Optimum Health And Relief From Catastrophic Illness by Jon Barron (member of the advisory board of The Health Sciences Institute) is a no-nonsense guide that anyone can follow to optimize their diet, nutrition, exercise, and life habits for improved well-being, especially when confronted with the specter of severe health threats.
catastrophic illness is often a cause of bankruptcy in China.
The new hospital will provide acute hospital services to patients suffering from medically complex conditions or patients who have suffered recent catastrophic illness or injury and require extended stay in acute-care facilities.

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