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Title
A patient-based analysis of drug disorder diagnoses in the Medicare population.
First Author
Cartwright, William S
Date of Pub
1993 Winter
Pages
89-101
Volume
15
Issue
2
Other Authors
Ingster, Lillian M
Abstract
This article utilizes the Part A Medicare provider analysis and review (MEDPAR) file for fiscal year (FY) 1987. The discharge records were organized into a patient-based record that included alcohol, drug, and mental (ADM) disorder diagnoses as well as measures of resource use. The authors find that there are substantially higher costs of health care incurred by the drug disorder diagnosed population. Those of the Medicare population diagnosed with drug disorders had longer lengths of stay (LOSs), higher hospital charges, and more discharges. Costs increased monotonically as the number of drug diagnoses increased. Overlap of mental and alcohol problems is presented for the drug disorder diagnosed population.
Abstract Continued
N/A
MeSH
Aged : Alcoholism/economics/epidemiology : Comorbidity : Data Collection : Disabled Persons/statistics & numerical data : Female : Health Services Research : Hospital Charges/statistics & numerical data : Hospital Units/economics/utilization : Human : Length of Stay/economics/statistics & numerical data : Male : Medicare Part A/statistics & numerical data/utilization : Mental Disorders/economics/epidemiology : Substance Abuse Treatment Centers/economics/utilization : Substance-Related Disorders/economics/epidemiology : United States/epidemiology
NTIS Number
PB95-123469