A cluster analysis on income elasticity variations and US pharmaceutical expenditures
Author: Huttin, Christine
Source: Applied Economics, Volume 32, Number 10, 15 August 2000 , pp. 1241-1247(7)
Abstract:This paper examines the relationship between household income and outpatient prescribed medicines in the USA based on a sample of 2872 privately insured patients, from the 1987 NMES data set. The analysis is performed on regional typologies of different socioeconomic profiles of patients. Only a few groups show positive income elasticity.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: August 15, 2000