A refined comorbidity measurement algorithm for claims-based studies of breast, prostate, colorectal, and lung cancer patients.

@article{Klabunde2007ARC,
  title={A refined comorbidity measurement algorithm for claims-based studies of breast, prostate, colorectal, and lung cancer patients.},
  author={Carrie N. Klabunde and Julie M. Legler and Joan L. Warren and L D Baldwin and Deborah Schrag},
  journal={Annals of epidemiology},
  year={2007},
  volume={17 8},
  pages={584-90}
}
PURPOSE We evaluated (i) how combining comorbid conditions identified from Medicare inpatient or physician claims into a single comorbidity index compared with three other comorbidity indices and (ii) the need for comorbid condition weights that are specific to different cancer sites. METHODS This observational study used the SEER-Medicare linked database, from which four cohorts of cancer patients were derived: breast (n = 26,377), prostate (n = 53,503), colorectal (n = 26,460), and lung (n… CONTINUE READING
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