Using claims data to generate clinical flags predicting short-term risk of continued psychiatric hospitalizations.

@article{Stein2014UsingCD,
  title={Using claims data to generate clinical flags predicting short-term risk of continued psychiatric hospitalizations.},
  author={Bradley D. Stein and Maria Pangilinan and Mark J. Sorbero and Sue M. Marcus and Sheila A. Donahue and Yanjun Xu and Thomas E. Smith and Susan M. Essock},
  journal={Psychiatric services},
  year={2014},
  volume={65 11},
  pages={1341-6}
}
OBJECTIVE As health information technology advances, efforts to use administrative data to inform real-time treatment planning for individuals are increasing, despite few empirical studies demonstrating that such administrative data predict subsequent clinical events. Medicaid claims for individuals with frequent psychiatric hospitalizations were examined to test how well patterns of service use predict subsequent high short-term risk of continued psychiatric hospitalizations. METHODS… CONTINUE READING