Econometric Methods in Health Services
Published Online: 15 JUL 2005
Copyright © 2005 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
Encyclopedia of Biostatistics
How to Cite
Maciejewski, M. L., Hebert, P. L., Conrad, D. A. and Sullivan, S. D. 2005. Econometric Methods in Health Services. Encyclopedia of Biostatistics. 3.
- Published Online: 15 JUL 2005
The purpose of this article is to provide a brief summary of prominent econometric applications in modern health economics, by providing a broad overview of problems to which econometric methods have been applied. These methods typically are used to address problems in health, health care delivery, and health care costs from a cross-section of observations at a given time. The chapter considers methods for analyzing continuous outcomes, such as cost; continuous, nonnormally distributed outcomes; simultaneous equation methods; and methods for count data, such as utilization data.