Doctor Visits in Australia
a cross-section from 1977–1978
number of observations : 5190
observation : individuals
country : Australia
A dataframe containing :
annual income in tens of thousands of dollars
insurance contract (medlevy : medibanl levy, levyplus : private health insurance, freepoor : government insurance due to low income, freerepa : government insurance due to old age disability or veteran status
number of illness in past 2 weeks
number of days of reduced activity in past 2 weeks due to illness or injury
general health score using Goldberg's method (from 0 to 12)
chronic condition (np : no problem, la : limiting activity, nla : not limiting activity)
number of consultations with a doctor or specialist in the past 2 weeks
number of consultations with non-doctor health professionals (chemist, optician, physiotherapist, social worker, district community nurse, chiropodist or chiropractor) in the past 2 weeks
number of admissions to a hospital, psychiatric hospital, nursing or convalescent home in the past 12 months (up to 5 or more admissions which is coded as 5)
number of nights in a hospital, etc. during most recent admission: taken, where appropriate, as the mid-point of the intervals 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8-14, 15-30, 31-60, 61-79 with 80 or more admissions coded as 80. If no admission in past 12 months then equals zero.
total number of prescribed and nonprescribed medications used in past 2 days
total number of prescribed medications used in past 2 days
total number of nonprescribed medications used in past 2 days
Cameron, A.C. and P.K. Trivedi (1986) “Econometric Models Based on Count Data: Comparisons and Applications of Some Estimators and Tests”, Journal of Applied Econometrics, 1, 29-54..
Cameron, A.C. and Trivedi P.K. (1998) Regression analysis of count data, Cambridge University Press, http://cameron.econ.ucdavis.edu/racd/racddata.html, chapter 3.
Dataset imported from https://www.r-project.org.