Medication, diagnostic, and cost information as predictors of high-risk patients in need of care management.

@article{Forrest2009MedicationDA,
  title={Medication, diagnostic, and cost information as predictors of high-risk patients in need of care management.},
  author={Christopher B. Forrest and Klaus W. Lemke and David P Bodycombe and Jonathan P. Weiner},
  journal={The American journal of managed care},
  year={2009},
  volume={15 1},
  pages={41-8}
}
OBJECTIVE To contrast the advantages and limitations of using medication, diagnostic, and cost data to prospectively identify candidates for care management programs. METHODS Risk scores from prior-cost information and a set of clinically based predictive models (PMs) derived from diagnostic and medication data sources, as well as from a combination of all 3 data sources, were assigned to a national sample of commercially insured, non-elderly adults (n = 2,259,584). Clinical relevance of risk… CONTINUE READING