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Westney G, Foreman MG, Xu J
Impact of comorbidities among Medicaid enrollees with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, United States, 2009.
Researchers quantified the cost of Medicaid-insured patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) co-diagnosed with other chronic disorders. They concluded that comorbidities markedly increased health services use among people with COPD insured with Medicaid, although ED visits in this study were predominantly unrelated to COPD. Acute care, hospital bed days, and total Medicaid-reimbursed costs increased as the number of comorbidities increased.
Citation: Westney G, Foreman MG, Xu J . Impact of comorbidities among Medicaid enrollees with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, United States, 2009. Prev Chronic Dis 2017 Apr 13;14:E31. doi: 10.5888/pcd14.160333.
Keywords: Chronic Conditions, Respiratory Conditions, Healthcare Utilization, Medicaid