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Effects of multiple chronic conditions on health care costs: an analysis based on an advanced tree-based regression model

  • Hans-Helmut König1Email author,
  • Hanna Leicht1,
  • Horst Bickel2,
  • Angela Fuchs3,
  • Jochen Gensichen4,
  • Wolfgang Maier5,
  • Karola Mergenthal6,
  • Steffi Riedel-Heller7,
  • Ingmar Schäfer8,
  • Gerhard Schön9,
  • Siegfried Weyerer10,
  • Birgitt Wiese11,
  • Hendrik van den Bussche8,
  • Martin Scherer8,
  • Matthias Eckardt1 and
  • for the MultiCare study group
BMC Health Services Research201313:219

DOI: 10.1186/1472-6963-13-219

Received: 11 February 2013

Accepted: 3 June 2013

Published: 15 June 2013

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Original Submission
11 Feb 2013 Submitted Original manuscript
Resubmission - Version 2
Submitted Manuscript version 2
8 Apr 2013 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Sebastian Baumeister
9 Apr 2013 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Yaroslav Winter
29 Apr 2013 Author responded Author comments - Hans-Helmut König
Resubmission - Version 3
29 Apr 2013 Submitted Manuscript version 3
22 May 2013 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Sebastian Baumeister
Resubmission - Version 4
Submitted Manuscript version 4
Publishing
3 Jun 2013 Editorially accepted
15 Jun 2013 Article published 10.1186/1472-6963-13-219

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Authors’ Affiliations

(1)
Department of Health Economics and Health Services Research, Hamburg Center for Health Economics, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf
(2)
Department of Psychiatry, Technical University of Munich
(3)
Department of General Practice, University of Düsseldorf Medical Center
(4)
Department of General Practice, Jena University Hospital
(5)
Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University of Bonn
(6)
Institute of General Practice, Goethe-University Frankfurt am Main
(7)
Institute of Social Medicine, Occupational Health and Public Health, University of Leipzig
(8)
Department of Primary Medical Care, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf
(9)
Department of Medical Biometry and Epidemiology, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf
(10)
Central Institute of Mental Health, Medical Faculty Mannheim/Heidelberg University
(11)
Institute for Biometry, Hannover Medical School

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