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Using “Activation” Scores to Predict Risk

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Health systems usually rely on past medical claims and diagnoses to identify those patients most likely to be high users of costly health care services. But a team of Commonwealth Fund–supported researchers led by the University of Oregon’s Judith H. Hibbard believes there’s a crucial element missing from this calculus: patients’ “activation” level. Read about theirfindings, as reported in a new Health Affairs article.

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