On this R-data statistics page, you will find information about the MedExp data set which pertains to Structure of Demand for Medical Care . The MedExp data set is found in the Ecdat R package. You can load the MedExp data set in R by issuing the following command at the console data("MedExp"). This will load the data into a variable called MedExp. If R says the MedExp data set is not found, you can try installing the package by issuing this command install.packages("Ecdat") and then attempt to reload the data. If you need to download R, you can go to the R project website. You can download a CSV (comma separated values) version of the MedExp R data set. The size of this file is about 565,997 bytes.
Structure of Demand for Medical Care
Journal of Applied Econometrics data archive : http://qed.econ.queensu.ca/jae/
number of observations : 5574
A time serie containing :
annual medical expenditures in constant dollars excluding dental and outpatient mental
log(coinsrate+1) where coinsurance rate is 0 to 100
individual deductible plan ?
log(annual participation incentive payment) or 0 if no payment
log(max(medical deductible expenditure)) if IDP=1 and MDE>1 or 0 otherw
physical limitation ?
number of chronic diseases
self–rate health (excellent,good,fair,poor)
log of annual family income (in \$)
log of family size
years of schooling of household head
age less than 18 ?
is household head black ?
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.
Cameron, A.C. and P.K. Trivedi (2005) Microeconometrics : methods and applications, Cambridge.
Dataset imported from https://www.r-project.org.