Health Econometrics Using Stata

Author: Partha Deb,Edward C. Norton,Willard Graham Manning (Jr.)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781597182287

Category: Medical care

Page: 264

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Health Econometrics Using Stataby Partha Deb, Edward C. Norton, and Willard G. Manning provides an excellent overview of the methods used to analyze data on healthcare expenditure and use. Aimed at researchers, graduate students, and practitioners, this book introduces readers to widely used methods, shows them how to perform these methods in Stata, and illustrates how to interpret the results. Each method is discussed in the context of an example using an extract from the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey. After the overview chapters, the book provides excellent introductions to a series of topics aimed specifically at those analyzing healthcare expenditure and use data. The basic topics of linear regression, the generalized linear model, and log and Box-Cox models are covered with a tight focus on the problems presented by these data. Using this foundation, the authors cover the more advanced topics of models for continuous outcome with mass points, count models, and models for heterogeneous effects. Finally, they discuss endogeneity and how to address inference questions using data from complex surveys. The authors use their formidable experience to guide readers toward useful methods and away from less recommended ones. Their discussion of "health econometric myths" and the chapter presenting a framework for approaching health econometric estimation problems are especially useful for this aspect. , count models, and models for heterogeneous effects. Finally, they discuss endogeneity and how to address inference questions using data from complex surveys. The authors use their formidable experience to guide readers toward useful methods and away from less recommended ones. Their discussion of "health econometric myths" and the chapter presenting a framework for approaching health econometric estimation problems are especially useful for this aspect.

Applied Microeconometrics Using Stata

Author: Adrian Colin Cameron,Pravin K. Trivedi

Publisher: Stata Press

ISBN: 9781597180160

Category: Mathematics

Page: N.A

View: 2666


Covering important topics omitted from basic introductions to Stata, Microeconometrics Using Statashows how to do microeconometric research using Stata. It provides the most complete and up-to-date survey of microeconometric methods available in Stata. After a brief introduction to Stata, the authors present linear regression, simulation, and generalized least squares methods. The section on cross-sectional techniques is complete with up-to-date treatments of instrumental-variables methods for linear models as well as quantile regression methods. The next section covers estimators for the parameters of linear panel-data models. The book explores standard random-effects and fixed-effects methods, along with mixed linear models used in many areas outside of econometrics. After introducing methods for nonlinear regression models, the authors discuss how to code new, nonlinear estimators in Stata. They show how to easily implement new nonlinear estimators. The authors also cover inference using analytical and bootstrap approximations to the distribution of test statistics. The book then contains a section on methods for different nonlinear models, including multinomial, selection, count-data, and nonlinear panel-data models. By combining intuitive introductions and detailed discussions of Stata examples, this bookprovides an invaluable hands-on introduction to microeconometrics.

Health Econometrics

Author: Badi H. Baltagi,Francesco Moscone

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 1787439267

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 408

View: 1586


This volume covers a wide range of existing and emerging topics in applied health economics, including behavioural economics, medical care risk, social insurance, discrete choice models, cost-effectiveness analysis, health and immigration, and more.

Microeconometrics using Stata

Author: Adrian Colin Cameron,P. K. Trivedi

Publisher: Statacorp Lp

ISBN: 9781597180481

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 692

View: 5806


An outstanding introduction to microeconometrics and how to do microeconometric research using Stata, this book covers topics often left out of microeconometrics textbooks and omitted from basic introductions to Stata. Cameron and Trivedi provide the most complete and up-to-date survey of microeconometric methods available in Stata. They begin by introducing simulation methods and then use them to illustrate features of the estimators and tests described in the rest of the book. They address each topic with an in-depth Stata example and demonstrate how to use Stata'真s programming features to implement methods for which Stata does not have a specific command.Multi/Card Deck Copy

Encyclopedia of Health Economics

Author: N.A

Publisher: Newnes

ISBN: 0123756790

Category: Medical

Page: 1664

View: 732


The Encyclopedia of Health Economics offers students, researchers and policymakers objective and detailed empirical analysis and clear reviews of current theories and polices. It helps practitioners such as health care managers and planners by providing accessible overviews into the broad field of health economics, including the economics of designing health service finance and delivery and the economics of public and population health. This encyclopedia provides an organized overview of this diverse field, providing one trusted source for up-to-date research and analysis of this highly charged and fast-moving subject area. Features research-driven articles that are objective, better-crafted, and more detailed than is currently available in journals and handbooks Combines insights and scholarship across the breadth of health economics, where theory and empirical work increasingly come from non-economists Provides overviews of key policies, theories and programs in easy-to-understand language

Analyzing Health Equity Using Household Survey Data

A Guide to Techniques and their Implementation

Author: Adam Wagstaff,Owen O'Donnell,Eddy van Doorslaer,Magnus Lindelow

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 9780821369340

Category: Medical

Page: 165

View: 1253


Have gaps in health outcomes between the poor and better off grown? Are they larger in one country than another? Are health sector subsidies more equally distributed in some countries than others? Are health care payments more progressive in one health care financing system than another? What are catastrophic payments and how can they be measured? How far do health care payments impoverish households? Answering questions such as these requires quantitative analysis. This in turn depends on a clear understanding of how to measure key variables in the analysis, such as health outcomes, health expenditures, need, and living standards. It also requires set quantitative methods for measuring inequality and inequity, progressivity, catastrophic expenditures, poverty impact, and so on. This book provides an overview of the key issues that arise in the measurement of health variables and living standards, outlines and explains essential tools and methods for distributional analysis, and, using worked examples, shows how these tools and methods can be applied in the health sector. The book seeks to provide the reader with both a solid grasp of the principles underpinning distributional analysis, while at the same time offering hands-on guidance on how to move from principles to practice.

Applied Health Economics

Author: Andrew M. Jones,Nigel Rice,Teresa Bago d'Uva,Silvia Balia

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136239820

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 416

View: 5425


The first edition of Applied Health Economics did an expert job of showing how the availability of large scale data sets and the rapid advancement of advanced econometric techniques can help health economists and health professionals make sense of information better than ever before. This second edition has been revised and updated throughout and includes a new chapter on the description and modelling of individual health care costs, thus broadening the book’s readership to those working on risk adjustment and health technology appraisal. The text also fully reflects the very latest advances in the health economics field and the key journal literature. Large-scale survey datasets, in particular complex survey designs such as panel data, provide a rich source of information for health economists. They offer the scope to control for individual heterogeneity and to model the dynamics of individual behaviour. However, the measures of outcome used in health economics are often qualitative or categorical. These create special problems for estimating econometric models. The dramatic growth in computing power over recent years has been accompanied by the development of methods that help to solve these problems. The purpose of this book is to provide a practical guide to the skills required to put these techniques into practice. Practical applications of the methods are illustrated using data on health from the British Health and Lifestyle Survey (HALS), the British Household Panel Survey (BHPS), the European Community Household Panel (ECHP), the US Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) and Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe (SHARE). There is a strong emphasis on applied work, illustrating the use of relevant computer software with code provided for Stata. Familiarity with the basic syntax and structure of Stata is assumed. The Stata code and extracts from the statistical output are embedded directly in the main text and explained at regular intervals. The book is built around empirical case studies, rather than general theory, and the emphasis is on learning by example. It presents a detailed dissection of methods and results of some recent research papers written by the authors and their colleagues. Relevant methods are presented alongside the Stata code that can be used to implement them and the empirical results are discussed at each stage. This text brings together the theory and application of health economics and econometrics, and will be a valuable reference for applied economists and students of health economics and applied econometrics.

Applied Econometrics for Health Economists

A Practical Guide

Author: Andrew M. Jones

Publisher: Radcliffe Publishing

ISBN: 9781846191718

Category: Medical

Page: 120

View: 9537


"Applied Econometrics for Health Economists" introduces readers to the appropriate econometric techniques for use with different forms of survey data, known collectively as microeconometrics. The book provides a complete illustration of the steps involved in doing microeconometric research. The only study to deal with practical analysis of qualitative and categorical variables, it also emphasises applied work, illustrating the use of relevant computer software applied to large-scale survey datasets. This is a comprehensive reference guide - it contains a glossary of terms, a technical appendix, software appendix, references, and suggestions for further reading. It is concise and easy to read - technical details are avoided in the main text and key terms are highlighted. It is essential reading for health economists as well as undergraduate and postgraduate students of health economics. "Given the extensive use of individual-level survey data in health economics, it is important to understand the econometric techniques available to applied researchers. Moreover, it is just as important to be aware of their limitations and pitfalls. The purpose of this book is to introduce readers to the appropriate econometric techniques for use with different forms of survey data - known collectively as microeconometrics." - Andrew Jones, in the Preface.

Efficiency of Social Sector Expenditure in India

Author: Brijesh C Purohit

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317663691

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 344

View: 6322


Government investments in social sector has always played an important role in tackling social issues and facilitated in the alleviation of poverty. Hence, budgetary expenditure to be mobilized for such investments needs to be efficiently allocated and utilized to maximize the greatest good. This book focuses on the social sector in India and provides an overview of the sector. The book looks at 15 major Indian states between the year 2000-2011 to see how these states had invested in social sector and whether they had met the criteria of efficient social sector investment. Using stochastic frontier models, the book provides an efficiency norm and making use of this normative estimate, it compares performance across 15 Indian states and suggests important policy implications to improve the future performance of the social sector. The book adopts various quantitative techniques in the analysis and establishes that inefficient and inappropriate allocation of inputs was made in both health and education sectors. The book suggests that such problems and future challenges could be overcome by an appropriate mix of emphasis in different activities. This book will provide insight for those who want to learn more about how to build the capacity of the social sector in more efficient manner by exploring the social sector of India.

Econometrics, Statistics and Computational Approaches in Food and Health Sciences

Author: Alok Bhargava

Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company Incorporated

ISBN: 9789812568410

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 382

View: 4798


This book is a compendium of Alok Bhargava's most important contributions in longitudinal econometric methods and its application to problems of food, nutrition and health. It demonstrates the usefulness of rigorous econometric and statistical methods in addressing issues of under-nutrition and poor child health in developing countries, as well as obesity in developed countries. The close connection between the issues and themes analyzed in disciplines such as economics, nutrition, psychology, demography, epidemiology and public health, provides a sound basis for the formulation of public policies.