Assessing Costs & Cost-variability Among Enrollees of Health Insurance Programs Utilizing Charlson's Comorbidity Index and Administrative Databases
This trial has been completed.
|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|
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.
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.
All 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
|Official title||Assessing Costs & Cost-variability Among Enrollees of Health Insurance Programs Utilizing Charlson's Comorbidity Index and Administrative Databases|
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