Spending and service use among people with the fifteen most costly medical conditions, 1997.

@article{Cohen2003SpendingAS,
  title={Spending and service use among people with the fifteen most costly medical conditions, 1997.},
  author={J. W. Cohen and Nancy A Krauss},
  journal={Health affairs},
  year={2003},
  volume={22 2},
  pages={129-38}
}
This study addresses the Institute of Medicine's recommendation that AHRQ use MEPS data to identify a set of priority conditions to inform efforts at improving quality of care. Using MEPS data we identify the fifteen most expensive conditions in the U.S. in 1997: chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer, and diabetes, and acute conditions such as trauma, pneumonia, and infectious disease. Comorbidities were also associated with increased expenses. Type-of-service and source-of-payment… CONTINUE READING