A chronic disease score from automated pharmacy data.

  title={A chronic disease score from automated pharmacy data.},
  author={Michael R Von Korff and Edward H. Wagner and Kathleen W Saunders},
  journal={Journal of clinical epidemiology},
  volume={45 2},
Using population-based automated pharmacy data, patterns of use of selected prescription medications during a 1 year time period identified by a consensus judgement process were used to construct a measure of chronic disease status (Chronic Disease Score). This score was evaluated in terms of its stability over time and its association with other health status measures. In a pilot test sample of high utilizers of ambulatory health care well known to their physicians (n = 219), Chronic Disease… CONTINUE READING
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