multimorbidity R Package

Identifying comorbidities, frailty, and multimorbidity in claims and administrative data is often a duplicative process. The functions contained in this package are meant to first prepare the data to a format acceptable by all other packages, then provide a uniform and simple approach to generate comorbidity and multimorbidity metrics based on these claims data.

Current indices include:

  • Elixhauser comorbidities and index
  • Charlson comorbidities and index
  • Claims Frailty Index
  • Multimorbidity Weighted Index
  • Nicholson and Fortin Conditions

This package is avaialble for download on CRAN.

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Wyatt P. Bensken
PhD Candidate

My research interests include health disparities and social determinants of health in the context of complex chronic conditions.