Survival analysis using Medicare data: example and methods.

B. A. Virnig, A. Ash, S. Kind, D. E. Mesler

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Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To describe key methods and issues in conducting survival analyses, especially using Medicare (and other) administrative data. PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: Survival analyses are rich , informative, and underutilized methods for examining out comes whose timing is important . Medicare files contain the necessary information for conducting such analyses, including identification of cohorts, definition of events, censoring of observations, and adjustment for covariates. CONCLUSION: Survival analyses can readily be conducted using the information contained in administrative data files.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)86-101
Number of pages16
JournalHealth services research
Volume35
Issue number5 Pt 3
StatePublished - Dec 2000

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