A survey on statistical methods for health care fraud detection
2008
Health Care Manag Sci
3
11
275-87
National_Health_Programs
Statistics
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Article Link
Li, J. H., K. Y.; Jin, J.; Shi, J. (2008). A survey on statistical methods for health care fraud detection. [Journal Article; Review]. Health Care Manag Sci, 11(3), 275-287.
Fraud and abuse have led to significant additional expense in the health care system of the United States. This paper aims to provide a comprehensive survey of the statistical methods applied to health care fraud detection, with focuses on classifying fraudulent behaviors, identifying the major sources and characteristics of the data based on which fraud detection has been conducted, discussing the key steps in data preprocessing, as well as summarizing, categorizing, and comparing statistical fraud detection methods. Based on this survey, some discussion is provided about what has been lacking or under-addressed in the existing research, with the purpose of pinpointing some future research directions.