Table 5

Generalized linear model1predicting adjusted all-cause PPPM healthcare costs
Parameter Beta-coefficient Odds ratio P-Value
Male 0.0508 1.05 0.266
Charlson Score2 of 1 0.2977 1.35 <.001
Charlson Score of 2 0.4745 1.61 <.001
Charlson Score ≥3 0.8231 2.28 <.001
Alcoholic Cirrhosis 0.2759 1.32 <.001
Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) 0.3638 1.44 <.001
Age (Continuous Variable) −0.0048 1.00 0.061
Black 0.1557 1.17 0.007
Hispanic −0.1095 0.90 0.169
Other Race 0.0869 1.09 0.219
Cases (HCV with ALD) 0.8728 2.39 <.001

Source: Florida Medicaid database: claims with dates of service between July 1, 1998 and June 30, 2008.

Reference groups included: Females, Charlson score 0, patients with no diagnosis of alcoholic cirrhosis or HBV, Whites, and comparison patients (HCV with no ALD).

Model fit statistics: Degrees of freedom (2374), scaled deviance (2842), log-likelihood (61454257).

1 Constructed using a using a log-link function and negative binomial distribution.

2 Charlson score excludes HCC, 'Mild Liver Disease' and 'Liver Disease' comorbidities.

PPPM per-patient-per-month.

Menzin et al.

Menzin et al. BMC Health Services Research 2012 12:459   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-12-459

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