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A cluster analysis on income elasticity variations and US pharmaceutical expenditures

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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: 2000-08-15

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