Development and validation of a diabetes mellitus severity index: a risk-adjustment tool for predicting health care resource use and costs.

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STUDY OBJECTIVE To develop and validate a diabetes mellitus-specific risk-adjustment tool--the diabetes severity index (DSI)--to assist in predicting health care costs and resources within populations of patients with diabetes. DESIGN Retrospective analysis of clinical and resource use for patients with a diagnosis of diabetes mellitus. Model estimation… (More)

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@article{Joish2005DevelopmentAV, title={Development and validation of a diabetes mellitus severity index: a risk-adjustment tool for predicting health care resource use and costs.}, author={Vijay N. Joish and Daniel C. Malone and Christopher S. Wendel and Jolaine Reierson Draugalis and Martha Jane Mohler}, journal={Pharmacotherapy}, year={2005}, volume={25 5}, pages={676-84} }