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Medical Care Expenditure Indexes: A Comparison of Indexes using MarketScan and Pharmetrics Data

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  • Abe Dunn
  • Eli Liebman
  • Sarah Pack
  • Adam Shapiro

    (Bureau of Economic Analysis)

Abstract

In recent years, healthcare service utilization has undergone several shifts, having potentially important implications for the cost of medical care.

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  • Abe Dunn & Eli Liebman & Sarah Pack & Adam Shapiro, 2010. "Medical Care Expenditure Indexes: A Comparison of Indexes using MarketScan and Pharmetrics Data," BEA Working Papers 0055, Bureau of Economic Analysis.
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    • E6 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook

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