The measurement of expenditures for outpatient physician and dental services: methodological findings from the health insurance study.

@article{Marquis1976TheMO,
  title={The measurement of expenditures for outpatient physician and dental services: methodological findings from the health insurance study.},
  author={K H Marquis and M. Susan Marquis and Joseph Newhouse},
  journal={Medical care},
  year={1976},
  volume={14 11},
  pages={913-31}
}
Survey data measuring outpatient health expenditure are evaluated for item nonresponse, measurement error, and bias. Item nonresponse is high for persons whose health care is financed through the public sector, but is otherwise manageable. Estimates of mean total and out-of-pocket physician and dental expenditure from two surveys using indirect methods (including the Health Insurance Study) are compared with nonsurvey estimates. Out-of-pocket physician expenditure is overestimated, but the… CONTINUE READING