Linear regression analysis of censored medical costs.

  title={Linear regression analysis of censored medical costs.},
  author={D. Y. Lin},
  volume={1 1},
  • D. Lin
  • Published 1 March 2000
  • Mathematics
  • Biostatistics
This paper deals with the problem of linear regression for medical cost data when some study subjects are not followed for the full duration of interest so that their total costs are unknown. Standard survival analysis techniques are ill-suited to this type of censoring. The familiar normal equations for the least-squares estimation are modified in several ways to properly account for the incompleteness of the data. The resulting estimators are shown to be consistent and asymptotically normal… 

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