ERIC Number: EJ630372
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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Weighted Health Status in the Medicare Population: Development of the Weighted Index for the Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey (WHIMCBS).
Doctor, Jason N.; Chan, Leighton; MacLehose, Richard F.; Patrick, Donald L.
Journal of Outcome Measurement, v4 n4 p721-39 2000-2001
Developed an approach to constructing an aggregate index of health at the population level with data from Medicare beneficiaries using the 1991 (n=12,667), 1995 (n=15,590), and 1997 (n=17,058) Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey (MCBS). Findings suggest that in addition to mortality, morbidity appears to play a significant role in years of healthy life accrued by beneficiaries since entrance into the Medicare program. (SLD)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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