Multiple regression of cost data: use of generalised linear models.

  title={Multiple regression of cost data: use of generalised linear models.},
  author={Julie A. Barber and Simon Thompson},
  journal={Journal of health services research & policy},
  volume={9 4},
OBJECTIVE Choosing an appropriate method for regression analyses of cost data is problematic because it must focus on population means while taking into account the typically skewed distribution of the data. In this paper we illustrate the use of generalised linear models for regression analysis of cost data. METHODS We consider generalised linear models with either an identity link function (providing additive covariate effects) or log link function (providing multiplicative effects), and… CONTINUE READING

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