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Medical Profiling and the Frequency-Bayes Interface

Carl Morris, Department of Statistics, Harvard University

Friday, April 28, 2000 at 12:00-1:00 pm

3285 Medical Science Center
1300 University Avenue

ABSTRACT

We discuss the advantages of multi-level modeling for medical profiling, especially in the context of of comparing performances of U.S. Veterans Affairs hospitals. This raises general issues of regression-to-the-mean bias, P-values, the use of interval standards as most meaningful for profiling applications, and evaluating the frequency characteristics of Bayesianly motivated procedures.


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