Methods for analyzing health care utilization and costsQuantitative Health Sciences Publications and Presentations
UMMS AffiliationDepartment of Quantitative Health Sciences
SubjectsData Interpretation, Statistical; Health Care Costs; Health Services; Health Services Needs and Demand; Health Services Research; Humans; *Models, Statistical; United States
AbstractImportant questions about health care are often addressed by studying health care utilization. Utilization data have several characteristics that make them a challenge to analyze. In this paper we discuss sources of information, the statistical properties of utilization data, common analytic methods including the two-part model, and some newly available statistical methods including the generalized linear model. We also address issues of study design and new methods for dealing with censored data. Examples are presented.
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Citation InformationP. Diehr, D. Yanez, Arlene S. Ash, M. Hornbrook, et al.. "Methods for analyzing health care utilization and costs" Vol. 20 (1999) ISSN: 0163-7525 (Linking)
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