Quick post: I was doing digging looking for open source (read: free) medical data sets. I found a the excel file I uploaded in the post (not sure if that works). It contains a series of links to free data (some available upon request), have a look. I’ll upload an R session as soon as I get around to it. I really like the preposition about visualizing the changes in drugs administered to patient over time. I’m assuming that this should include among other things the change in price of overall health care cost per subject.
Based on what the professor said (name slips me currently) I think we need some longitudinal data that tracks cost and drug distribution for a specific patient. So that a single patient is an observation and his/her general response to treatment, change in condition and change to his/her overall health cost. and of course change in drug administered.
So that what I’m looking for tentatively.
That’s it from me for now, let us know if you can download the xls file and consequently what sources panned out. Also if you need any direction on getting set up with R and data send me an email, I’ll be happy to help.
EDIT: Here is the link the xls file I’m not sure the file loaded. https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=4&sqi=2&ved=0CEYQFjAD&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ideal.ece.utexas.edu%2Fcourses%2Fee380l%2FHealth-Care-Data-Sets.xls&ei=lMeeUbKmBvOv4APJ_4D4Bg&usg=AFQjCNFskg9tEHI3ZHe7WaiZJpwlC58wMg&sig2=U7iNTEaib5UsbNYL5GXzRg