Using comorbidity indexes to predict costs for head and neck cancer.

@article{Hollenbeak2007UsingCI,
  title={Using comorbidity indexes to predict costs for head and neck cancer.},
  author={Christopher S Hollenbeak and Brendan C Stack and Stephen M Daley and Jay F. Piccirillo},
  journal={Archives of otolaryngology--head & neck surgery},
  year={2007},
  volume={133 1},
  pages={24-7}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine whether the general Charlson Comorbidity Index (CCI) and the head and neck cancer-specific Washington University Head and Neck Cancer Comorbidity Index (WUHNCCI) were useful for predicting cost of treatment for elderly patients with head and neck cancer. DESIGN Retrospective, observational study. PATIENTS A total of 1780 Medicare patients with head and neck cancer, who were treated between 1984 and 1994, were analyzed using the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End… CONTINUE READING