Map of Charlson comorbidity categories to revised weights

Description

List that links the Charlson comorbidity categories to revised weights as calculated by Schneeweiss in Table 4 of his paper.

Usage

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Format

A list, with Charlson comorbidities as names and weight as value

Details

Revised Schneeweiss weights:

0 = Connective tissue dz, Ulcer

1 = MI, PVD, CVD, Diabetes, Hemiplegia

2 = CHF, Chronic pulm dz, Mild liver dz, Diabetes with end organ damage, Any tumor, Leukemia, Lymphoma

3 = Dementia, Mod or severe renal dz

4 = Moderate or severe liver dz, AIDS

6 = Metastatic solid tumor

References

1. Schneeweiss S, Wang PS, Avorn J, Glynn RJ: Improved comorbidity adjustment for predicting mortality in Medicare populations. Health services research 2003; 38:1103 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12968819

See Also

charlson_weights_orig, icd9cm_charlson_deyo, icd9cm_charlson_romano, icd9cm_charlson_quan, melt_icd9list

Examples

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charlson_weights["dementia"]

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