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Chronic Disease Score Using Drug Data

Purpose:

To evaluate a patient's health based on long term drug therapy using the chronic disease score of Von Korff et al.

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Objective:

severity, prognosis, stage

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Description:

Von Korff et al developed a Chronic Disease Score (CDS) that evaluates a patient's chronic disease status based on the need for drug therapy. This can be derived using information stored in pharmacy computer databases. The authors are from the Group Health Cooperative of Puget Sound in Seattle, Washington.

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