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    Default Does "claims" mean "read"? and it is the misspelling of "claim"?

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    We linked the ACCF National Cardiovascular Data Registry and the STS Adult Cardiac Surgery Database to claims data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for the years 2004 through 2008. Outcomes were compared with the use of propensity scores and inverse-probability-weighting adjustment to reduce treatment-selection bias.

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    Default Re: Does "claims" mean "read"? and it is the misspelling of "claim"?

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    We linked the ACCF National Cardiovascular Data Registry and the STS Adult Cardiac Surgery Database to claims data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for the years 2004 through 2008. Outcomes were compared with the use of propensity scores and inverse-probability-weighting adjustment to reduce treatment-selection bias.

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    "Claims" is a noun here, the plural of "claim". Have a look at the link below and see if it helps you to understand.
    claim noun (DEMAND) - definition in British English Dictionary & Thesaurus - Cambridge Dictionary Online

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    Default Re: Does "claims" mean "read"? and it is the misspelling of "claim"?

    Hi
    I reckon you're right. It's a misspelling. It means "to read" here.

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    Default Re: Does "claims" mean "read"? and it is the misspelling of "claim"?

    But I think "to" before claim has been used to show the purpose of linking, so claim can't be a noun here. It's a verb with a misspelling.We linked........to claim/ in order to claim/ so that we could claim....

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    Default Re: Does "claims" mean "read"? and it is the misspelling of "claim"?

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    Hi
    I reckon you're right. It's a misspelling. It means "to read" here.

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    Default Re: Does "claims" mean "read"? and it is the misspelling of "claim"?

    Quote Originally Posted by moonlike View Post
    But I think "to" before claim has been used to show the purpose of linking, so claim can't be a noun here. It's a verb with a misspelling.We linked........to claim/ in order to claim/ so that we could claim....

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    Default Re: Does "claims" mean "read"? and it is the misspelling of "claim"?

    What's going on here? Bhai answered this in post #2.

    There's no way that 'claims' can mean 'read'.

    '. . .claims data' means 'data about claims'. . .insurance claims (noun). . .Medicare and Medicaid are medical insurance schemes.

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    Default Re: Does "claims" mean "read"? and it is the misspelling of "claim"?

    "Claims data" is treated as a single noun here. The Registry and the Database have been linked to "claims data" (data about claims).

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    Thank you all.

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    Default Re: Does "claims" mean "read"? and it is the misspelling of "claim"?

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    "Claims" is a noun here, the plural of "claim". Have a look at the link below and see if it helps you to understand.
    claim noun (DEMAND) - definition in British English Dictionary & Thesaurus - Cambridge Dictionary Online
    I think "claims" is singular here, as in the "the claims (plural) department" can be called "claims (singular)", no?

    Which department do you work in?

    I work in Accounting.
    I work in Claims.

    Aren't these singular?

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