Peter W Pendergrass

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OBJECTIVE To examine state variability in diabetes care for Medicare beneficiaries and the impact of certain beneficiary characteristics on those variations. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS Medicare beneficiaries with diabetes, aged 18-75 years, were identified from 1997 to 1999 claims data. Claims data were used to construct rates for three quality of care(More)
BACKGROUND Coronary heart disease (CHD), the leading cause of death in the United States, accounted for approximately 490,000 deaths in 1993. Angina pectoris, a manifestation of CHD, accounted for 13,586 Medicare discharges in 1993 in Texas. A pilot project showed aspirin prophylaxis that reduces cardiovascular morbidity and mortality in individuals with(More)
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