catastrophic illness

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The term used mainly in the United States for a serious and complex condition that requires highly specialized and therefore costly treatment and aftercare, which generate personal expenses often far in excess of those covered by public services or the reimbursements available through private sector insurance coverage.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology.

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