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Models for Durations

Often one is interested in the time spent in a specific state and the effect of variables influencing the length of stay; for example, how long does a patient stay in a hospital and what is the effect of a medical intervention. The state can also be employment, …

Models for Discrete Choice Models

This article will survey the application of discrete choice models in health economics. The application of econometrics to understanding the health system takes place at several levels: Aggregate: modeling the behavior over time of aggregates such as health care spending and demographics. Market: modeling the behavior of specific …

Models for Count Data

Count data regression is now a well-established tool in econometrics. If the outcome variable is measured as a non-negative count, y, yϵN0= 0, 1, 2,…. and the object of interest is the marginal impact of a change in the variable x on the regression function E, then a …

Modeling Cost and Expenditure for Healthcare

The distributions of both healthcare expenditures and utilization share a number of characteristics that make their analysis more complicated than conventional economics outcomes; see also Cameron and Trivedi (2013). This article will focus on the analogous issues for costs and expenditures on healthcare. The most salient of these …

Missing Data Weighting and Imputation

Introduction and Goals Missing Data And Their Consequences Missing data are common occurrences in health economics and health outcomes research. The patterns of missing data can take many forms. Item missingness occurs when values are missing for selected variables (items) for a subset of subjects or cases; often …