On this Picostat.com statistics page, you will find information about the DoctorContacts data set which pertains to Contacts With Medical Doctor . The DoctorContacts data set is found in the Ecdat R package. You can load the DoctorContacts data set in R by issuing the following command at the console data("DoctorContacts"). This will load the data into a variable called DoctorContacts. If R says the DoctorContacts data set is not found, you can try installing the package by issuing this command install.packages("Ecdat") and then attempt to reload the data. If you need to download R, you can go to the R project website. You can download a CSV (comma separated values) version of the DoctorContacts R data set. The size of this file is about 1,969,426 bytes.
Contacts With Medical Doctor
a cross-section from 1977–1978
number of observations : 20186
A time serie containing :
number of outpatient visits to a medical doctor
log(coinsrate+1) where coinsurance rate is 0 to 100
individual deductible plan ?
log(annual participation incentive payment) or 0 if no payment
log(max(medical deductible expenditure)) if IDP=1 and MDE>1 or 0 otherw
physical limitation ?
number of chronic diseases
self–rate health (excellent,good,fair,poor)
log of annual family income (in \$)
log of family size
years of schooling of household head
age less than 18 ?
is household head black ?
Deb, P. and P.K. Trivedi (2002) “The Structure of Demand for Medical Care: Latent Class versus Two-Part Models”, Journal of Health Economics, 21, 601–625.
Cameron, A.C. and P.K. Trivedi (2005) Microeconometrics : methods and applications, Cambridge, pp. 553–556 and 565.
Dataset imported from https://www.r-project.org.