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2020 Mar

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Developing an actionable patient taxonomy to understand and characterize high-cost Medicare patients.


Zhang Y, Grinspan Z, Khullar D, Unruh M A, Shenkman E, Cohen A, Kaushal R
Healthc (Amst). 2020 Mar; 8(1):100406.
PMID: 31918975.


Improving care for high-cost patients requires a better understanding of their characteristics and the ability to effectively target interventions. We developed an actionable taxonomy with clinically meaningful patient categories for high-cost Medicare patients-those in the top 10% of total costs.