Predictors of high-cost managed care patients with acute coronary syndrome.

@article{Etemad2005PredictorsOH,
  title={Predictors of high-cost managed care patients with acute coronary syndrome.},
  author={Lida R Etemad and Patrick L. McCollam},
  journal={Current medical research and opinion},
  year={2005},
  volume={21 12},
  pages={
          1977-84
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To develop predictive models of high-cost acute coronary syndrome (ACS) patients using demographic, disease, and treatment characteristics. STUDY DESIGN This was a retrospective, administrative claims analysis utilizing pharmacy, medical, and eligibility data from a large US managed care organization. METHODS ACS was defined by ICD-9 codes for unstable angina (UA) or acute myocardial infarction (AMI). New onset patients (without ACS claims) in the prior six months were identified… CONTINUE READING
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