Resource Utilization and Costs of Age-Related Macular Degeneration

  title={Resource Utilization and Costs of Age-Related Macular Degeneration},
  author={Michael T. Halpern and Jordana Kate Schmier and David W Covert and Krithika Venkataraman},
  booktitle={Health care financing review},
Data were analyzed from the 1999-2001 Medicare Beneficiary Encrypted Files for patients with age-related macular degeneration (AMD), an ophthalmic condition characterized by central vision loss. Classifying AMD subtype by International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modifications (ICD-9-CM) (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2003) code, resource utilization rates increased with disease progression. Individuals with more severe disease (wet only or wet and dry AMD… CONTINUE READING