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Comprehensive modeling of critical health care activities, costs, and data needs within the context of addiction rehabilitiation
Author(s): Kenneth J. Hoffman; Hudson Keithley
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Paper Abstract

There are few systems which aggregate standardized pertinent clinical observations of discrete patient problems and resolutions. The systematic information supplied by clinicians is generally provided to justify reimbursement from insurers. Insurers, by their nature, are expert in modeling health care costs by diagnosis, procedures, and population risk groups. Medically, they rely on clinician generated diagnostic and coded procedure information. Clinicians will document a patient's status at a discrete point in time through narrative. Clinical notes do not support aggregate and systematic analysis of outcome. A methodology exists and has been used by the US Army Drug and Alcohol Program to model the clinical activities, associated costs, and data requirements of an outpatient clinic. This has broad applicability for a comprehensive health care system to which patient costs and data requirements can be established.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 December 1994
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 2307, Health Care Technology Policy I: The Role of Technology in the Cost of Health Care, (6 December 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.195471
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Kenneth J. Hoffman, Uniformed Services Univ. of the Health Sciences (United States)
Hudson Keithley, Uniformed Services Univ. of the Health Sciences (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2307:
Health Care Technology Policy I: The Role of Technology in the Cost of Health Care
Warren S. Grundfest, Editor(s)

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