TITLE

Inferences about population means of health care costs

AUTHOR(S)
Zhou, Xiao-Hua
PUB. DATE
August 2002
SOURCE
Statistical Methods in Medical Research;Aug2002, Vol. 11 Issue 4, p327
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
journal article
ABSTRACT
The analysis of health care costs is complicated by the skewed and heteroscedastic nature of their distribution with possibly additional zero values. Statistical methods that do not adjust for these features can lead to incorrect conclusions. This paper reviews recent developments in statistical methods for the analysis of health care costs; our focus is on population means.
ACCESSION #
6978399

 

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