Identifying Rural Elderly Individuals with Diabetes Mellitus Using Medicare Claims Data. UMN RHRC Working Paper #22.

Publication Date: March 1st, 1998
Publication Type(s): Working Paper
Author(s): Hebert, P., Yawn, B., McBean, A.M.

This study investigates the accuracy of claims-based case definitions for diabetes by comparing self-report diabetes to diabetes-related diagnoses appearing on Medicare claims. The goal of this research is to construct a valid cohort of rural elderly individuals with diabetes, using Medicare claims data. The construction of a valid cohort is the critical first step in assessing the health status of and quality of care for rural elderly individuals with diabetes.

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