I am doing a search on how the number of conditions can cause disease burden. I came across the terms comorbidity and multimorbidty in my search and I wanted to know the difference between the two.
Here are some definitions I found, and I was hoping someone might clear them up for me?
comorbidity – describes medical conditions that exist at the time of diagnosis of the index disease or later, but that are not a consequence of the index disease
multimorbidity – coexistence of several chronic diseases; can be described as existence of two or more chronic diseases.