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R Package touch

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The package touch (Tools of unilization and cost in healthcare) provides R implementation of the software tools developed in the H-CUP (Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project) and AHRQ (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality).

It currently contains functions for

  • mapping ICD-9 codes to the AHRQ comorbidity measures
  • translating ICD-9 (resp. ICD-10) codes to ICD-10 (resp. ICD-9) codes based on GEM (General Equivalence Mappings) from CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services).

Installation

You may install the released version from CRAN.

install.packages("touch")

Development

You may install the latest version under development with the help of remotes (or devtools) as follows:

if (! require(remotes)) install.packages("remotes")
remotes::install_github("LiYanStat/touch")
## or use devtools if it is installed
## devtools::install_github("LiYanStat/touch")

License

The R package touch is free software: You can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or any later version (at your option). See the GNU General Public License for details.

The R package touch is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.