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Davidoff AJ, Gardner LD, Zuckerman IH
AHRQ Author: Davidoff AJ
Validation of disability status, a claims-based measure of functional status for cancer treatment and outcomes studies.
The researchers implemented and validated a disability status (DS) measure in 4 cohorts of cancer patients. They found that the DS measure is a significant independent predictor of cancer-directed treatment, but unobserved factors continue to play a role in determining treatments.
Citation: Davidoff AJ, Gardner LD, Zuckerman IH . Validation of disability status, a claims-based measure of functional status for cancer treatment and outcomes studies. Med Care 2014 Jun;52(6):500-10. doi: 10.1097/mlr.0000000000000122.
Keywords: Cancer, Cancer: Breast Cancer, Disabilities, Health Status, Cancer: Lung Cancer