Overview

This trial is active, not recruiting.

Condition multiple chronic illnesses
Sponsor Weill Medical College of Cornell University
Start date June 2006
End date July 2010
Trial size 241000 participants
Trial identifier NCT01761253, WCMC IRB No. 910010709

Summary

This study will involve the evaluation of the cost profile of about approximately 241,000 patients (15,000 who are members of the Generations Plus/ Northern Manhattan Health Network AND 226,000 members of a large self insured union trust fund). We will test the hypothesis that as comorbidity scores exceed three-four, patients will have an exponential increase in average yearly cost with a parallel exponential increase in cost variability.

We will examine the relationship between comorbidity and health insurance costs and variability in costs among patients enrolled in health plans.

United States No locations recruiting
Other Countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Time perspective retrospective
Arm
Data for the approximately 15,000 patients who were continuously enrolled during the calendar years 2006 and 2007 in the Generations Plus/ Northern Manhattan Health Network and 226,000 members of a large self insured union trust fund from 2007-2010 will be combined. The data will include age, gender, length of plan enrollment, whether or not the patient is disabled, their diagnoses, and their use of medical and social services.

Primary Outcomes

Measure
Assessing costs & cost-variability among enrollees of health insurance programs utilizing Charlson's comorbidity index and administrative databases
time frame: The data within this dataset was collected between July 2006 and July 2010.

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants of any age.

Inclusion Criteria: - patients with different burdens of comorbidity who have at least two continuous years of enrollment in the Generations Plus/ Northern Manhattan Health Network between June 2007 to July 2009 and members of a large self insured union trust fund from 2007-2010

Additional Information

Official title Assessing Costs & Cost-variability Among Enrollees of Health Insurance Programs Utilizing Charlson's Comorbidity Index and Administrative Databases
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in August 2013.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by Weill Medical College of Cornell University.