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    Charlson Comorbidity Index (CCI)

    Predicts 10-year survival in patients with multiple comorbidities.

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    <50 years
    0
    50–59 years
    +1
    60–69 years
    +2
    70–79 years
    +3
    ≥80 years
    +4
    No
    0
    Yes
    +1
    No
    0
    Yes
    +1
    No
    0
    Yes
    +1
    No
    0
    Yes
    +1
    No
    0
    Yes
    +1
    No
    0
    Yes
    +1
    No
    0
    Yes
    +1
    No
    0
    Yes
    +1
    None
    0
    Mild
    +1
    Moderate to severe
    +3
    None or diet-controlled
    0
    Uncomplicated
    +1
    End-organ damage
    +2
    No
    0
    Yes
    +2
    No
    0
    Yes
    +2
    None
    0
    Localized
    +2
    Metastatic
    +6
    No
    0
    Yes
    +2
    No
    0
    Yes
    +2
    No
    0
    Yes
    +6
    Confirmed positive
    Suspected
    Unlikely
    Confirmed negative

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    Dr. Mary Charlson

    About the Creator

    Mary Charlson, MD, is the William Foley Professor of Medicine, Chief of General Internal Medicine and the Program Chairperson for the Master of Science Program in Clinical Epidemiology and Health Services Research at Weill Cornell Medical College. She is also a clinical epidemiologist and methodologist. Dr. Charlson has also developed new methods of improving prognostic stratification in acute and chronic illness.

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