Title

Disease burden profiles: an emerging tool for managing managed care

UMMS Affiliation

Department of Quantitative Health Sciences

Publication Date

10-5-2002

Document Type

Article

Subjects

Chronic Disease; Cohort Studies; Community Health Planning; Cost Control; *Cost of Illness; Diabetes Mellitus; Diagnosis-Related Groups; Disease Management; Health Care Costs; Humans; Insurance Claim Review; Insurance Coverage; Insurance, Health; Managed Care Programs; Medicaid; Prevalence; Risk Adjustment; Risk Assessment; United States

Disciplines

Biostatistics | Epidemiology | Health Services Research

Abstract

As health plans assume financial risk for providing health care services, effectively managing the health of a population remains one of the toughest challenges. This article shows how risk assessment methods can be used to measure disease burden in the full population and to discriminate levels of future health care needs within specific disease cohorts. We also examine and compare the predictive power of claims-based models within a diabetic cohort.

Rights and Permissions

Citation: Health Care Manag Sci. 2002 Aug;5(3):211-9. Link to article on publisher's site

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Health care management science

PubMed ID

12363048

Related Resources

Link to Article in PubMed