Issues for the next generation of health care cost analyses.

@article{Basu2009IssuesFT,
  title={Issues for the next generation of health care cost analyses.},
  author={Anirban Basu and Willard G. Manning},
  journal={Medical care},
  year={2009},
  volume={47 7 Suppl 1},
  pages={
          S109-14
        }
}
BACKGROUND Given the characteristics of health care expenditure/cost data-a mass of observations at zero, and skewed positive expenditures, various alternative estimators have been developed that can address the analytical issues these characteristics raise. The field continues to develop new approaches and to evaluate the performance of the existing ones. OBJECTIVES We discuss the strengths and limitations in existing methods for estimation and for model specification and checking. We… CONTINUE READING

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