Health care represents an increasing proportion of global consumption. We discuss ways to model health care utilization on an individual basis. We present a probabilistic, generative model of utilization. Leveraging previously observed utilization levels, we learn a latent structure that can be used to accurately understand risk and make predictions. We evaluate the effectiveness of the model using data from a large population.
College and Department
Physical and Mathematical Sciences; Mathematics
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Webb, Matthew Aaron, "Modeling Individual Health Care Utilization" (2016). Theses and Dissertations. 8832.
health care, health insurance, generative model, graphical model