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

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dc.contributor.author Carreras, M.
dc.contributor.author García-Goñi, Manuel
dc.contributor.author Ibern, Pere
dc.contributor.author Coderch, J.
dc.contributor.author Vall-Llosera, L.
dc.contributor.author Inoriza, José María
dc.contributor.other Universitat Pompeu Fabra. Departament d'Economia i Empresa
dc.date.accessioned 2017-07-26T10:50:09Z
dc.date.available 2017-07-26T10:50:09Z
dc.date.issued 2009-01-01
dc.identifier https://econ-papers.upf.edu/ca/paper.php?id=1138
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10230/4589
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
dc.date.modified 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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