Number of Physician Office Visits

Description

The medcare data was collected on 4406 individuals, aged 66 and over, that were covered by medcare, a public insurence program

Usage

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Format

A data frame with 4406 observations on the following 9 variables.

ofp

number of physician office visits

hosp

number of hospital stays

healthpoor

indivudual has a poor health (reference: average health)

healthexcellent

indivudual has a excellent health

numchron

number of chronic conditions

male

female = 0, male = 1

age

age of individual (centered around 60)

married

married = 1, else = 0

school

years of education

Source

http://www.econ.queensu.ca/jae/1997-v12.3/deb-trivedi/

References

US National Medical Expenditure Survey in 1987/88

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##example of analysis:
vignette("count-medcare")
vignette("prediction-medcare")

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