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st: GLM with a Log link


From   "Puneet K Singhal" <psing001@umaryland.edu>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   st: GLM with a Log link
Date   Wed, 10 Mar 2004 11:21:34 -0500

Hi,

I'm predicting health care expenditures as a function of health status.  
Since the ependiture data are rightly skewed I am using the generalized 
liniear model (GLM) with a Log link.  My question is: can I transform the 
coefficients on my regressors into actual dollars?  Meaning, can I say that a 
poor health status cost so many dollars more compared to a good health 
status?  Pl., advise.

Thanks.

Puneet

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Puneet K Singhal, M.S.
Doctoral Candidate
Pharmaceutical Health Services Research Program
University of Maryland
Baltimore, MD-21201
Phone: 410-706-1805
Fax: 410-706-1488
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