limiting long-term illnessJoe Segen2016-12-04T20:15:41+00:00
limiting long-term illness
Definition A British term of art for a self-assessment that a person suffers from a long-term illness, health problem or disability which limits their daily activities or the work they can do. The definition was tweaked in 2011 and now includes a time frame: …having lasted or expected to last at least 12 months.
Demographics LLTIs affect 18% of Brits, and increase with age: 3% of children under age 4 have an LLTI, as do 75% of those over 85.
Limiting long term illnesses
• Bronchitis/ emphysema
• Falls, especially if needing hospital admission
• Hearing impairment
• Heart attack
• Visual impairment