Slide 16. Factors for Cost Projection Models.

Trends in Healthcare Costs and the Concentration of Medical Expenditures

Slide 16. Factors for Cost Projection Models.

lide 16. Factors for Cost Projection Models.

  • Demographic/economic characteristics: Age; sex; race/ethnicity; marital status; region; metropolitan statistical area (MSA) classification, family size, poverty status.
  • Health status measures: health status; activity limitations.
  • Health insurance coverage: full year insured; part year insured; uninsured.
  • Health conditions: Diagnosis of arthritis; cancer; body mass index (BMI); cerebrovascular disease; diabetes; heart disease; high blood pressure; high cholesterol; mental health; back pain; pregnancy.
  • Accidental events: trauma.
  • Utilization measures: prior year inpatient events; ambulatory visits; number of prescribed medicine purchases.
  • Expenditure measures: prior yr. total health care spending.


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Internet Citation: Slide 16. Factors for Cost Projection Models.: Trends in Healthcare Costs and the Concentration of Medical Expenditures. November 2012. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/news/events/nac/2012-07-nac/cohenmeyers/cohenmeyerssl16.html