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Few studies have looked at the health-care expenditures of diabetes patients based on the type of co-occurring conditions of mental illness (MI) or substance use disorders (SUD). Our study analyzes the health-care expenditures associated with various diagnostic clusters of co-occurring drug, alcohol, tobacco use, and mental illness in veterans with(More)
OBJECTIVE The present analyses examined the relationship of body mass index (BMI) categories to receiving age-appropriate preventive services among women. METHOD Data from the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (2003, N = 10,954) were analyzed using multiple logistic regressions. Outcomes were: age-appropriate Pap-test, mammography, colorectal, cholesterol(More)
OBJECTIVE Create a taxonomy and examine the predictors of the often co-occurring conditions of substance use disorders and mental illness in veterans with diabetes. DESIGN Merged Veteran Health Administration and Medicare fee-for-service claims data (N = 485,893). RESULTS Thirty-one percent of patients with diabetes were diagnosed with either mental(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyze the association between the organizational features of integration of physical and mental healthcare in womens health clinics and the diagnosis of depression among women veterans with or at risk for cardiovascular conditions (ie, diabetes mellitus, heart disease, or hypertension). STUDY DESIGN Retrospective and observational secondary(More)
A retrospective cross-sectional analysis of Veterans Health Administration (VHA) administrative and Medicare fee-for-service (FFS) claims data was used to evaluate the association between body mass index (BMI) categories and expenditures among elderly VHA users with diabetes. The study sample included respondents to the 1999 Large Health Survey of Veteran(More)
OBJECTIVES To compare the rates of diabetes and macrovascular conditions in veterans with spinal cord injury (SCI) and to examine variations by patient-level demographic, socioeconomic, access, and health status factors. DESIGN A retrospective analysis. Diabetes status was classified by merging with diabetes epidemiology cohort using a validated(More)
STUDY DESIGN Longitudinal analysis of SCI registry merged with VHA administrative-data and Medicare claims files (FY1999-2002). OBJECTIVES To estimate the prevalence of mental illness (MI) and substance use disorders (SUDs) among veteran health administration (VHA) clinic users with spinal cord injuries (SCI) and examine subgroup variations by(More)
OBJECTIVES We sought to estimate the prevalence of mental illness (MI) and substance use disorders (SUD) and determine the predictors of MI/SUD categories among veteran women with diabetes. METHODS We evaluated a cross-sectional analysis of 16,368 women veterans with diabetes in fiscal 1999 and 2000. SUD, MI, and diabetes were identified using validated(More)
OBJECTIVES To compare the rates of major and minor depression in cohorts of women veterans with diabetes or heart disease or hypertension and examine variations in these rates by demographic, socioeconomic, and health status among these women. METHODS This was a retrospective cross-sectional analysis of fiscal year 2002 and 2003 data on 13,430 women(More)
The study aimed to examine treatment patterns for depression among women veterans diagnosed with cardiovascular conditions or diabetes. We used longitudinal data from the 2002-2003 merged Veteran Health Administration (VHA) and Medicare files. Chi-square tests and multinomial logistic regression were performed to analyse depression treatment among veteran(More)