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natural course of health problems

— The course of a health condition (worsening or improving) without treatment


natural history*, natural progression*

Full explanation:

The natural course of health condition refers to the fact that, without any treatment, health conditions may either improve, deteriorate or stay the same. This needs to be taken into account in assessing the effects of treatments on health conditions.

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