DoctorContacts {Ecdat}R Documentation

Contacts With Medical Doctor

Description

a cross-section from 1977–1978

number of observations : 20186

Usage

data(DoctorContacts)

Format

A time series containing :

mdu

number of outpatient visits to a medical doctor

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 otherwise

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, pp. 553–556 and 565.

See Also

Doctor, MedExp, DoctorAUS, Index.Source, Index.Economics, Index.Econometrics, Index.Observations, Index.Time.Series


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