Utility of the Charlson comorbidity index computed from routinely collected hospital discharge diagnosis codes.
This study aims to determine whether the Charlson comorbidity index computed from ICD-9-CM discharge diagnosis codes adds additional information to a model containing adjustment for more informed patient details (e.g., disease severity and history), besides solely age and sex, when predicting long-term survival. We conducted a retrospective cohort study of patients admitted to hospital for suspected acute myocardial infarction. Index scores were calculated by applying the D'Hoore et al....[Show more]
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