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Estimates of patient costs related with population morbidity: Can indirect costs affect the results?

Mostra el registre parcial de l'element Carreras, M. García-Goñi, Manuel Ibern, Pere Coderch, J. Vall-Llosera, L. Inoriza, José María
dc.contributor.other Universitat Pompeu Fabra. Departament d'Economia i Empresa 2017-07-26T10:50:09Z 2017-07-26T10:50:09Z 2009-01-01
dc.description.abstract A number of health economics works require patient cost estimates as a basic information input. However the accuracy of cost estimates remains in general unspecified. We propose to investigate how the allocation of indirect costs or overheads can affect the estimation of patient costs in order to allow for improvements in the analysis of patient costs estimates. Instead of focusing on the costing method, this paper proposes to highlight changes in variance explained observed when a methodology is chosen. We compare three overhead allocation methods for a specific Spanish population adjusted using the Clinical Risk Groups (CRG), and we obtain different series of full-cost group estimates. As a result, there are significant gains in the proportion of the variance explained, depending upon the methodology used. Furthermore, we find that the global amount of variation explained by risk adjustment models depends mainly on direct costs and is independent of the level of aggregation used in the classification system.
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartofseries Economics and Business Working Papers Series; 1138
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dc.title Estimates of patient costs related with population morbidity: Can indirect costs affect the results?
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/workingPaper 2017-07-23T02:12:23Z
dc.subject.keyword patient costs
dc.subject.keyword clinical risk groups
dc.subject.keyword variation explained
dc.subject.keyword overhead allocation
dc.subject.keyword Labour, Public, Development and Health Economics
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