Using Computational Approaches to Improve Risk-Stratified Patient Management: Rationale and Methods

@inproceedings{Luo2015UsingCA,
  title={Using Computational Approaches to Improve Risk-Stratified Patient Management: Rationale and Methods},
  author={Gang Luo and Bryan L. Stone and Farrant Sakaguchi and Xiaoming Sheng and Maureen A. Murtaugh},
  booktitle={JMIR research protocols},
  year={2015}
}
BACKGROUND Chronic diseases affect 52% of Americans and consume 86% of health care costs. A small portion of patients consume most health care resources and costs. More intensive patient management strategies, such as case management, are usually more effective at improving health outcomes, but are also more expensive. To use limited resources efficiently, risk stratification is commonly used in managing patients with chronic diseases, such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease… CONTINUE READING
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