Methods for analyzing health care utilization and costs

P. Diehr, Norbert Yanez, A. Ash, M. Hornbrook, D. Y. Lin

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)125-144
Number of pages20
JournalAnnual Review of Public Health
Volume20
DOIs
StatePublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes

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Patient Acceptance of Health Care
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Methods for analyzing health care utilization and costs. / Diehr, P.; Yanez, Norbert; Ash, A.; Hornbrook, M.; Lin, D. Y.

In: Annual Review of Public Health, Vol. 20, 1999, p. 125-144.

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Diehr, P. ; Yanez, Norbert ; Ash, A. ; Hornbrook, M. ; Lin, D. Y. / Methods for analyzing health care utilization and costs. In: Annual Review of Public Health. 1999 ; Vol. 20. pp. 125-144.
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