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- Predicting Disability among Community-Dwelling Medicare Beneficiaries Using Claims-Based… - May. 25, 2015
- Young Adult Dependent Coverage: Were the State Reforms Effective? A Critique and a Response - May. 21, 2015
- Drawing Plausible Inferences about the Impact of State Dependent Coverage Expansions - May. 21, 2015
- Estimating True Resource Costs of Outpatient Care for Medicare Beneficiaries: Standardized… - May. 19, 2015
Background Assessing the real-world comparative effectiveness of common interventions is challenged by unmeasured confounding. Objective To determine whether the mortality benefit shown for drug-eluting stents (DES) over bare metal stents (BMS) in observational studies persists after controls for/tests for confounding. Data Sources/Study Setting Retrospective observational study involving 38,019 patients, 65 years or older admitted for an index percutaneous coronary intervention receiving DES or BMS in Pennsylvania in 2004–2005 followed up for death through 3 years. Study Design Analysis was at the patient level.