Part D Drug Costs

By | October 8th, 2015|R, Reimbursement|

We didn’t realize it, but back in April, CMS made Medicare Part D prescription drug data available. The raw data is viewable on the CMS website here. This might be useful for estimating costs for oral medications, or at least getting a ballpark idea of cost to use as a placeholder in other analyses or [...]

nhanes.tools R package

By | August 12th, 2015|R|

This is a short blog post to mention that we turned our NHANES code into a package to make it easier for people to download the entire database and to pull in files for analyses. The code and details are on our GitHub repository. Please see the earlier blog post on conducting some analyses using [...]

NHANES data in R

By | July 10th, 2015|R|

Background NHANES is a national survey of health in the US, conducted every 2 years. Unfortunately, all the data are stored as SAS transport files, and there are many files for each 2-year wave. We are slowly working on a package for NHANES analyses and have put some scripts on GitHub for downloading all of [...]