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On the use of survival analysis techniques to estimate medical care costs


  • Etzioni, Ruth D.
  • Feuer, Eric J.
  • Sullivan, Sean D.
  • Lin, Danyu
  • Hu, Chengcheng
  • Ramsey, Scott D.


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  • Etzioni, Ruth D. & Feuer, Eric J. & Sullivan, Sean D. & Lin, Danyu & Hu, Chengcheng & Ramsey, Scott D., 1999. "On the use of survival analysis techniques to estimate medical care costs," Journal of Health Economics, Elsevier, vol. 18(3), pages 365-380, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:jhecon:v:18:y:1999:i:3:p:365-380

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