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.

Wyatt P. Bensken
PhD Candidate

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