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Date:   Mon, 29 Mar 2010 08:06:43 -0700
Reply-To:   "Pirritano, Matthew" <>
Sender:   "SPSSX(r) Discussion" <SPSSX-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From:   "Pirritano, Matthew" <>
Subject:   insurance claims risk adjustment takes forever
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Hello all,

I'm trying to run an insurance claims risk adjustment program. But by my calculations it could take several thousand hours to run.

The program takes the over 16,000 ICD9 codes and puts diagnoses into groups. My data has 8 diagnoses per claim. And I have almost 3 million claims.

My machine is a dual core Pentium, using the python plugin, 2 gigs of ram, windows xp.

Does it make sense that it could take so long? Someone asked me if spss runs from memory, compared to sas which runs from the disk. Could this be part of the issue?

Bottom line. Does this type of analysis sound possible with SPSS.



Matthew Pirritano, Ph.D.

Research Analyst IV

Medical Services Initiative (MSI)

Orange County Health Care Agency

(714) 568-5648


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