Comorbidity measures for use with administrative data.

  title={Comorbidity measures for use with administrative data.},
  author={A. Elixhauser and C. Steiner and D. R. Harris and R. Coffey},
  journal={Medical care},
  volume={36 1},
  • A. Elixhauser, C. Steiner, +1 author R. Coffey
  • Published 1998
  • Medicine
  • Medical care
  • OBJECTIVES This study attempts to develop a comprehensive set of comorbidity measures for use with large administrative inpatient datasets. METHODS The study involved clinical and empirical review of comorbidity measures, development of a framework that attempts to segregate comorbidities from other aspects of the patient's condition, development of a comorbidity algorithm, and testing on heterogeneous and homogeneous patient groups. Data were drawn from all adult, nonmaternal inpatients from… CONTINUE READING
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