DoctorAUSR Documentation

Doctor Visits in Australia

Description

a cross-section from 1977–1978

number of observations : 5190

observation : individuals

country : Australia

Usage

data(DoctorAUS)

Format

A dataframe containing :

sex

sex

age

age

income

annual income in tens of thousands of dollars

insurance

insurance contract (medlevy : medibanl levy, levyplus : private health insurance, freepoor : government insurance due to low income, freerepa : government insurance due to old age disability or veteran status

illness

number of illness in past 2 weeks

actdays

number of days of reduced activity in past 2 weeks due to illness or injury

hscore

general health score using Goldberg's method (from 0 to 12)

chcond

chronic condition (np : no problem, la : limiting activity, nla : not limiting activity)

doctorco

number of consultations with a doctor or specialist in the past 2 weeks

nondocco

number of consultations with non-doctor health professionals (chemist, optician, physiotherapist, social worker, district community nurse, chiropodist or chiropractor) in the past 2 weeks

hospadmi

number of admissions to a hospital, psychiatric hospital, nursing or convalescent home in the past 12 months (up to 5 or more admissions which is coded as 5)

hospdays

number of nights in a hospital, etc. during most recent admission: taken, where appropriate, as the mid-point of the intervals 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8-14, 15-30, 31-60, 61-79 with 80 or more admissions coded as 80. If no admission in past 12 months then equals zero.

medecine

total number of prescribed and nonprescribed medications used in past 2 days

prescrib

total number of prescribed medications used in past 2 days

nonpresc

total number of nonprescribed medications used in past 2 days

Source

Cameron, A.C. and P.K. Trivedi (1986) “Econometric Models Based on Count Data: Comparisons and Applications of Some Estimators and Tests”, Journal of Applied Econometrics, 1, 29-54..

References

Cameron, A.C. and Trivedi P.K. (1998) Regression analysis of count data, Cambridge University Press, http://cameron.econ.ucdavis.edu/racd/racddata.html, chapter 3.

See Also

Index.Source, Index.Economics, Index.Econometrics, Index.Observations