Comparison of measures of comorbidity for predicting disability 12-months post-injury
Gabbe, Belinda J
Edwards, Elton R
Cameron, Peter A
Victorian Orthopaedic Trauma Outcomes Registry
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Understanding the factors that impact on disability is necessary to inform trauma care and enable adequate risk adjustment for benchmarking and monitoring. A key consideration is how to adjust for pre-existing conditions when assessing injury outcomes, and whether the inclusion of comorbidity is needed in addition to adjustment for age. This study compared different approaches to modelling the impact of comorbidity, collected as part of the routine hospital episode data, on disability outcomes following orthopaedic injury.