charlson_weights: Map of Charlson comorbidity categories to revised weights

Description Usage Format Details References See Also Examples

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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