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Methods for analyzing health care utilization and costs
Annu Rev Public Health (1999)
  • Paula Diehr, University of Washington
Abstract
Important 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.
Keywords
  • cost utilization
Publication Date
January, 1999
Citation Information
Paula Diehr. "Methods for analyzing health care utilization and costs" Annu Rev Public Health Vol. 20 (1999)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/paula_diehr/20/