Techniques for estimating health care costs with censored data: an overview for the health services researcher

@inproceedings{Wijeysundera2012TechniquesFE,
  title={Techniques for estimating health care costs with censored data: an overview for the health services researcher},
  author={Harindra Channa Wijeysundera and Xuesong Wang and George Tomlinson and Dennis T. Ko and Murray D. Krahn},
  booktitle={ClinicoEconomics and outcomes research : CEOR},
  year={2012}
}
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to review statistical techniques for estimating the mean population cost using health care cost data that, because of the inability to achieve complete follow-up until death, are right censored. The target audience is health service researchers without an advanced statistical background. METHODS Data were sourced from longitudinal heart failure costs from Ontario, Canada, and administrative databases were used for estimating costs. The dataset consisted of… CONTINUE READING
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