Predicting the risk of 1-year mortality in incident dialysis patients: accounting for case-mix severity in studies using administrative data.

@article{Quinn2011PredictingTR,
  title={Predicting the risk of 1-year mortality in incident dialysis patients: accounting for case-mix severity in studies using administrative data.},
  author={Robert Ross Quinn and Andreas Laupacis and Janet E. Hux and Matthew James Oliver and Peter C. Austin},
  journal={Medical care},
  year={2011},
  volume={49 3},
  pages={257-66}
}
BACKGROUND Administrative databases are increasingly being used to study the incident dialysis population and have important advantages. However, traditional methods of risk adjustment have limitations in this patient population. OBJECTIVE Our objective was to develop a prognostic index for 1-year mortality in incident dialysis patients using administrative data that was applicable to ambulatory patients, used objective definitions of candidate predictor variables, and was easily replicated… CONTINUE READING

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