Comorbidity in prediction of in-hospital mortality among diabetic patients: A study-derived index

The present study developed and validated a comorbidity index specifically for prediction of in-hospital mortality among diabetic inpatients in Canada. The analysis was based on data from the Hospital Person-Oriented Information Database (HPOI) for the study period from 1995/96 through 2000/01. The study included all the hospitalizations with a primary or secondary diagnosis of diabetes (ICD-9 code: 250.x) in acute care hospitals for patients aged 45 years or older with a length of stay of...
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