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Hung-Jui Tan, Karim Chamie, Timothy J Daskivich, Mark S Litwin, Jim C Hu
BACKGROUND: Beyond age and comorbidity, functionality can shape the long-term survival potential of patients with cancer. Accordingly, herein the authors compared mortality and receipt of cancer-directed surgery according to patient function among older adults with kidney cancer. METHODS: Using Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER)-Medicare data from 2000 through 2009, the authors studied 28,326 elderly subjects with primary kidney cancer. Patient function was quantified using function-related indicators, claims indicative of dysfunction and disability...
December 15, 2016: Cancer
Khosrow Heidari, Patsy M Myers
Diabetes is a serious disease, which is often accompanied by complications, such as blindness, kidney failure, heart attacks, strokes and amputations. High blood pressure and abnormal cholesterol levels are frequent comorbidities. Diabetes has an immense impact on public health and medical care. In South Carolina (SC), medical costs rise with increased duration of the disease, and lifespan is shortened by 5 to 10 years in most patients. To describe the burden of diabetes in SC, we examined the public health surveillance systems available to estimate the prevalence, mortality and hospitalization rates and some disability statistics and hospital charges...
April 2013: American Journal of the Medical Sciences
Amy S Kelley, Susan L Ettner, R Sean Morrison, Qingling Du, Catherine A Sarkisian
BACKGROUND: Hospital use near the end of life is often undesirable to patients, represents considerable Medicare cost, and varies widely across regions. OBJECTIVE: To concurrently examine regional and patient factors, including disability and functional decline, associated with end-of-life hospital use. DESIGN/PARTICIPANTS: We sampled decedents aged 65 and older (n = 2,493) from the Health and Retirement Study (2000-2006), and linked data from individual Medicare claims and the Dartmouth Atlas of Health Care...
July 2012: Journal of General Internal Medicine
Carolyn T Thorpe, Grace E Flood, Sally A Kraft, Christine M Everett, Maureen A Smith
BACKGROUND: Performance measurement at the provider group level is increasingly advocated, but different methods for selecting patients when calculating provider group performance have received little evaluation. OBJECTIVE: We compared 2 currently used methods according to characteristics of the patients selected and impact on performance estimates. RESEARCH DESIGN, SUBJECTS, AND MEASURES: We analyzed Medicare claims data for fee-for-service beneficiaries with diabetes ever seen at an academic multispeciality physician group in 2003 to 2004...
August 2011: Medical Care
Erick Moyneur, Brahim K Bookhart, Samir H Mody, Andrée-Anne Fournier, David Mallett, Mei Sheng Duh
The objective of the study was to quantify the direct and indirect incremental costs of epoetin alpha (EPO) therapy for anemia in pre-dialysis chronic kidney disease (CKD). Using employer claims data from January 1998 to January 2005, direct (medical and pharmacy) and indirect (sick leave and disability) costs were compared between CKD-anemic patients treated with EPO before dialysis (n = 199) and those not treated with an erythropoiesis-stimulating therapy (EST) (n = 196). Among the results, incremental direct and indirect cost savings for EPO-treated patients were $1443 and $328 per member per month (PMPM) (p < 0...
February 2008: Disease Management: DM
Sachin J Kamal-Bahl, Susan Pantely, Bruce Pyenson, Charles M Alexander
INTRODUCTION: Disease conditions such as end-stage renal disease (ESRD), which have severe consequences of disability and mortality, can generate substantial costs for large employers providing life insurance and disability insurance benefits. This study is the first to examine such disease-related nonmedical costs for employers and models the following employer-paid costs for ESRD in patients with diabetes: 1) life insurance benefits, 2) disability benefits, and 3) cost of replacing a worker...
July 2006: Preventing Chronic Disease
William B Ershler, Kristina Chen, Eileen B Reyes, Robert Dubois
OBJECTIVE: To examine the economic impact of patients with anemia in selected diseases. METHODS: A retrospective cohort design was used to estimate the differences in costs between anemic and nonanemic patients. The analysis used administrative claims data (1999-2001) from a US population to assess direct costs and disability and productivity data (1997-2001) to estimate indirect costs. Adult patients with a diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), chronic kidney disease (CKD), cancer, or congestive heart failure (CHF) were identified...
November 2005: Value in Health: the Journal of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research
L S Geiss, W H Herman, M G Goldschmid, F DeStefano, M S Eberhardt, E S Ford, R R German, J M Newman, D R Olson, S J Sepe
PROBLEM/CONDITION: In the United States, diabetes mellitus is the most important cause of lower-extremity amputation and end-stage renal disease; the major cause of blindness among working-age adults; a major cause of disability, premature mortality, congenital malformations, perinatal mortality, and health-care costs; and an important risk factor for the development of many other acute and chronic conditions (e.g., diabetic ketoacidosis, ischemic heart disease, stroke). Surveillance data describing diabetes and its complications are critical to increasing recognition of the public health burden of diabetes, formulating health-care policy, identifying high-risk groups, developing strategies to reduce the burden of this disease, and evaluating progress in disease prevention and control...
June 4, 1993: MMWR. CDC Surveillance Summaries: Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. CDC Surveillance Summaries
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