A disease or diseases, or adventitious circumstances or conditions, coexistent with and modifying a primary disease, but not necessarily connected with it.
an undesirable effect of a disease or its treatment.
A medical condition that arises during treatment and in the hospital setting that is expected to increase the length of stay by at least one day for most patients.
any disease or disorder that occurs during the course of (or because of) another disease; "bed sores are a common complication in cases of paralysis"
A secondary disease or condition developing in the treatment course of a primary disease or condition; any type of unwanted result related to surgery. Treatment with the VASER System has been reported to result in low complication rates of complications often associated with other forms of lipoplasty, such as body contour irregularities, prolonged swelling, numbing, blood clotting / bruising / seromas, skin discoloration, and infection.
Kom-plick-A-shun] Undesirable effect of a disease or its treatment that can change the outcome and may require additional treatment.
(kom-plih-KAY-shun) In medicine, a medical problem that occurs during a disease, or after a procedure or treatment. The complication may be caused by the disease, procedure, or treatment or may be unrelated to them.
A detrimental patient condition that arises during the process of providing health care, regardless of the setting in which the care is provided. For instance, perforation, hemorrhage, bacteremia, and adverse reactions to medication (particularly in the elderly) are four complications of colonoscopy and its associated anesthesia and sedation. A complication may prolong an inpatient's length of stay or lead to other undesirable outcomes.
An undesired additional problem related to a disease process or to a treatment for a disease.
In medicine, an additional problem that arises following a procedure, treatment or illness and is secondary to it. A complication complicates the situation. See the entire definition of Complication
A medical condition that arises during a course of treatment and is expected to increase the length of stay by at least one day for most patients.
Condition that arises during the hospital stay that prolongs the length of stay at least one day in approximately 75 percent of the cases (as in complication and comorbidity ([CC]). Back to the top of the page
In medicine, an illness or condition that occurs while a patient has a disease. The complication is not a part of the disease, but may be a result of the disease or may be unrelated.
A condition, that develops after admission to the hospital, that affects the treatment received and/or the length of stay, and thus affects the DRG assignment.
Complication, in medicine, is an unfavorable evolution of a disease, a health condition or a medical treatment. The disease can become worse in its severity or show a higher number of signs, symptoms or new pathological changes, become widespread throughout the body or affect other organ systems. A medical treatment, such as drugs or surgery may produce adverse effects and/or produce new health problem(s) by itself.