Ménière's Disease: A CHEER Database Study of Local and Regional Patient Encounter and Procedure Patterns

Matthew G. Crowson, Kristine Schulz, Kourosh Parham, Andrea Vambutas, David Witsell, Walter T. Lee, Jennifer J. Shin, Melissa A. Pynnonen, Anh Nguyen-Huynh, Sheila E. Ryan, Alan Langman

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Abstract

Objective (1) Integrate practice-based patient encounters using the Dartmouth Atlas Medicare database to understand practice treatments for Ménière's disease (MD). (2) Describe differences in the practice patterns between academic and community providers for MD. Study Design Practice-based research database review. Setting CHEER (Creating Healthcare Excellence through Education and Research) network academic and community providers. Subjects and Methods MD patient data were identified with ICD-9 and CPT codes. Demographics, unique visits, and procedures per patient were tabulated. The Dartmouth Atlas of Health Care was used to reference regional health care utilization. Statistical analysis included 1-way analyses of variance, bivariate linear regression, and Student's t tests, with significance set at P

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)15-21
Number of pages7
JournalOtolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery (United States)
Volume155
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2016

Keywords

  • endolymphatic sac surgery
  • intratympanic injection
  • Ménière's disease
  • regional variability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Surgery

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    Crowson, M. G., Schulz, K., Parham, K., Vambutas, A., Witsell, D., Lee, W. T., Shin, J. J., Pynnonen, M. A., Nguyen-Huynh, A., Ryan, S. E., & Langman, A. (2016). Ménière's Disease: A CHEER Database Study of Local and Regional Patient Encounter and Procedure Patterns. Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery (United States), 155(1), 15-21. https://doi.org/10.1177/0194599815617752