Predicting cost of care using self-reported health status data

  title={Predicting cost of care using self-reported health status data},
  author={Christy Kim Boscardin and Ralph Gonzales and Kent L. Bradley and Maria Catherine Raven},
  booktitle={BMC health services research},
BACKGROUND We examined whether self-reported employee health status data can improve the performance of administrative data-based models for predicting future high health costs, and develop a predictive model for predicting new high cost individuals. METHODS This retrospective cohort study used data from 8,917 Safeway employees self-insured by Safeway during 2008 and 2009. We created models using step-wise multivariable logistic regression starting with health services use data, then socio… CONTINUE READING


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