Using claims data to examine mortality trends following hospitalization for heart attack in Medicare.

@article{Ash2003UsingCD,
  title={Using claims data to examine mortality trends following hospitalization for heart attack in Medicare.},
  author={Arlene S. Ash and Michael A. Posner and Jeanne L Speckman and Shakira Franco and Andrew C. Yacht and Lindsey Bramwell},
  journal={Health services research},
  year={2003},
  volume={38 5},
  pages={1253-62}
}
OBJECTIVE To see if changes in the demographics and illness burden of Medicare patients hospitalized for acute myocardial infarction (AMI) from 1995 through 1999 can explain an observed rise (from 32 percent to 34 percent) in one-year mortality over that period. DATA SOURCES Utilization data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) fee-for-service claims (MedPAR, Outpatient, and Carrier Standard Analytic Files); patient demographics and date of death from CMS Denominator and… CONTINUE READING

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