Adjusting Health Expenditures for Inflation: A Review of Measures for Health Services Research in the United States.

@article{Dunn2018AdjustingHE,
  title={Adjusting Health Expenditures for Inflation: A Review of Measures for Health Services Research in the United States.},
  author={Abe Dunn and Scott D Grosse and Samuel H. Zuvekas},
  journal={Health services research},
  year={2018},
  volume={53 1},
  pages={
          175-196
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To provide guidance on selecting the most appropriate price index for adjusting health expenditures or costs for inflation. DATA SOURCES Major price index series produced by federal statistical agencies. STUDY DESIGN We compare the key characteristics of each index and develop suggestions on specific indexes to use in many common situations and general guidance in others. DATA COLLECTION/EXTRACTION METHODS Price series and methodological documentation were downloaded from… CONTINUE READING

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