Experience of the European Region of the World Health Organization in Measurement of Disease Impact
Pathological change leads to impairment of structure or function initially at organ level.
Depending on the nature and severity of the impairment, this may lead to disability, defined as a modification or loss of the individual’s ability to carry out certain activities.
The disability may interact with the social and physical environment of an individual in such a way as to reduce the capacity to fulfil his/her expected role — thus creating for that individual a handicap.
KeywordsMember State European Region Health Information System Disable Person German Democratic Republic
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