MedExpR Documentation

Structure of Demand for Medical Care

Description

Journal of Applied Econometrics data archive : http://qed.econ.queensu.ca/jae/

number of observations : 5574

Usage

data(MedExp)

Format

A time serie containing :

med

annual medical expenditures in constant dollars excluding dental and outpatient mental

lc

log(coinsrate+1) where coinsurance rate is 0 to 100

idp

individual deductible plan ?

lpi

log(annual participation incentive payment) or 0 if no payment

fmde

log(max(medical deductible expenditure)) if IDP=1 and MDE>1 or 0 otherw

physlim

physical limitation ?

ndisease

number of chronic diseases

health

self–rate health (excellent,good,fair,poor)

linc

log of annual family income (in \$)

lfam

log of family size

educdec

years of schooling of household head

age

exact age

sex

sex (male,female)

child

age less than 18 ?

black

is household head black ?

Source

Deb, P. and P.K. Trivedi (2002) “The Structure of Demand for Medical Care: Latent Class versus Two-Part Models”, Journal of Health Economics, 21, 601–625.

References

Cameron, A.C. and P.K. Trivedi (2005) Microeconometrics : methods and applications, Cambridge.

See Also

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

Index.Time.Series