A novel approach to improve health status measurement in observational claims-based studies of cancer treatment and outcomes Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Disability Evaluation
  • Health Status
  • Insurance Claim Review
  • Neoplasms

abstract

  • One-tenth of the beneficiaries met the definition for poor DS. The base model yielded high sensitivity (0.79) and specificity (0.92); positive predictive value=48.3% and negative predictive value=97.8%, c-statistic=0.92 and good model calibration. Adjusted poor claims-based DS was associated with an increased hazard of death (HR=3.53, 95% CI 3.18, 3.92). The ability to assess DS should improve covariate control and reduce indication bias in observational studies of cancer treatment and outcomes based on insurance claims.

publication date

  • April 2013

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC3685201

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.jgo.2012.12.005

PubMed ID

  • 23795223

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 157

end page

  • 65

volume

  • 4

number

  • 2