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Evaluating the impact of increasing allowable inpatient diagnoses in Medicare claims data

Connolly, John G.; Gagne, Joshua J.; Lin, Kueiyu Joshua

doi: 10.1097/EDE.0000000000001138
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Division of Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School

Conflicts of interest: JGC and KJL declare no conflicts. JJG has received salary support from grants from Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation and Eli Lilly and Company to Brigham and Women's Hospital and is a consultant to Aetion, Inc. and Optum Inc., all for unrelated work.

Sources of funding: Internally funded by the Division of Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics.

Data availability: This study involved claims data under Data Use Agreements with a third-party data owner (e.g. the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services). As such, the data cannot be shared due to the requirements of said Data Use Agreement, as well as confidentiality concerns.

Corresponding author: John G. Connolly, 1620 Tremont St., Suite 3030, Boston, MA 02120, Email: Tel: 617-278-0930

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