Health Economics & Evaluation Research

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The HEER Program brings rigorous statistical expertise to its investigations. Our capabilities include:

Data set expertise
HEER researchers have considerable experience with numerous national and state-level data bases for modeling personal behavior and expenditures, including:

  • The Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS)
  • Current Population Survey (CPS)
  • Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS)
  • Medicare Beneficiary Survey File (MBSF)
  • Medicare and Medi-Cal claims data
  • Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) hospital financial, utilization and discharge data
  • California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD) hospital financial reports and patient discharge data
  • California Health Interview Survey (CHIS)
Small area estimation
In addition to standard econometric modeling, HEER researchers also are experienced in conducting small-area estimation and working with geo-coded data.
HEER has a secure data access center with the ability to house protected health information (PHI) in a HIPAA-compliant manner.
Learn more about our current Projects.