Health Policy in Ageing Populations: Economic Modeling of Chronic Disease Policy Options in Australia

Chronic Disease Model-System – Detailed Descriptions

Author(s): Agnes E.G. Walker

Pp: 33-65 (33)

DOI: 10.2174/9781608058167113010008


This Chapter describes in detail the elements of HealthAgeingMod: the data sources and methods used, the assumptions underlying the model-system, the variables that needed to be modified, or imputed; the demographic and health characteristics of the Base-year dataset; the method of projecting into the future; and, for the diabetes and CVD sub-models, the data sources used and the incidence equations developed.

Keywords: Economic model building, cross-sectional and longitudinal data sources, microdata, methodologies, equations to predict risk factor and disease probabilities, microsimulation.

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