R Package touch

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The package touch (Tools of unilization and cost in healthcare) provides R implementation of the software tools developed in the H-CUP (Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project) and AHRQ (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality).

It currently contains functions for


You may install the released version from CRAN.



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You may install the latest version under development with the help of remotes (or devtools) as follows:

if (! require(remotes)) install.packages("remotes")
## or use devtools
## devtools::install_github("LiYanStat/touch")


The R package touch is free software: You can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or any later version (at your option). See the GNU General Public License for details.

The R package touch is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.