SPM – MCQ 87 – Index of severity of disease

Which one of the following is a good index of the severity of an acute disease?
A. Cause specific death rate
B. Case fatality rate
C. Standardized mortality ratio
D. Five year survivial

Correct answer : B. Case fatality rate

Case fatality rate = (Deaths due to the particular disease / Total number of cases of the particular disease) X 100
It represents the killing power of the disease.

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