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Use of and Comorbidities Associated With Diagnostic Codes for COVID-19 in US Health Insurance Claims

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Accepted for Publication: July 8, 2021.

Published: September 8, 2021. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2021.24643

Open Access: This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the CC-BY License. © 2021 Yang KC et al. JAMA Network Open.

Corresponding Author: Brea L. Perry, PhD, Department of Sociology, Indiana University-Bloomington, 1020 E Kirkwood Ave, 767 Ballantine Hall, Bloomington, IN 47405 (blperry@indiana.edu).

Author Contributions: Mr Yang and Dr Perry had full access to all of the data in the study and take responsibility for the integrity of the data and the accuracy of the data analysis.

Concept and design: Yang, Lee, Ahn.

Acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data: All authors.

Drafting of the manuscript: Yang.

Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: All authors.

Statistical analysis: Yang.

Obtained funding: Ahn, Perry.

Administrative, technical, or material support: Yang, Ahn, Perry.

Supervision: Ahn, Perry.

Conflict of Interest Disclosures: None reported.

Funding/Support: This research was funded by grant R01 DA039928 from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (Dr Perry).

Role of the Funder/Sponsor: The funders had no role in the design and conduct of the study; collection, management, analysis, and interpretation of the data; preparation, review, or approval of the manuscript; and decision to submit the manuscript for publication.

Disclaimer: The findings and conclusions in this study are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official position of the National Institute on Drug Abuse.

Additional Contributions: We thank Kosali Simon, PhD, and the College of Arts and Sciences at Indiana University-Bloomington for their support. They did not receive financial compensation for their contribution.

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