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A Newly Developed Japanese Pneumonia and Influenza Mortality Model and Statistical Analysis of Excess Mortality by Stochastic Frontier Estimation

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  • Sindo, N.
  • Li, M.
  • Ohkusa, Y.
  • Taniguchi, K.

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Models which estimate influenza mortality probably overestimate this mortality because their baseline estimates include only nonepidemic weeks. We present a stochastic frontier estimation model which better reflects influenza mortality.

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  • Sindo, N. & Li, M. & Ohkusa, Y. & Taniguchi, K., 2000. "A Newly Developed Japanese Pneumonia and Influenza Mortality Model and Statistical Analysis of Excess Mortality by Stochastic Frontier Estimation," ISER Discussion Paper 0501, Institute of Social and Economic Research, Osaka University.
  • Handle: RePEc:dpr:wpaper:0501
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    Keywords

    MORTALITY ; HEALTH;

    JEL classification:

    • I10 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - General
    • I18 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Government Policy; Regulation; Public Health

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