Denise Hynes, PhD, MPH, RN
Seminar date: 9/9/2019
Description: Summary: Comorbidity assessment is a useful and important means of accounting for differences in patients' underlying health status. This presentation adds onto last year’s introductory presentation “Comorbidity Measures Using VA & CMS Data,” which provided an overview of current approaches to and issues in assessing comorbidity using VA and Medicare claims data. This presentation will focus on applying and comparing adaptations of the Charleson and Elixhauser comorbidity measures.
Assumption: Audience should have reviewed material in last year’s introductory comorbidity cyberseminar: “Comorbidity Measures Using VA & CMS Data:” https://www.hsrd.research.va.gov/for_researchers/cyber_seminars/archives/video_archive.cfm?SessionID=2415
1)To describe the type of risk different comorbidity measures are tooled to predict (Charlson-Deyo-Klabunde adaptations; Elixhauser)
2)To know how different comorbidity measures are applied and where to find resources
3)To recognize the limits of comorbidity adjustment