tertiary gain

tertiary gain2016-11-16T21:19:05+00:00

tertiary gain


Definition A term introduced by Dansak (1973) for a potential consequence of disability syndromes in which a third party* who is not sick, nonetheless benefits in some fashion from a patient’s illness.

*Friend or relative of the afflicted individual 

References Med Hypotheses. 2001 Oct;57(4):459-64


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