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Advanced Bayesian Methods for Medical Test Accuracy

1st Edition

By Lyle D. Broemeling

CRC Press

487 pages

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Description

Useful in many areas of medicine and biology, Bayesian methods are particularly attractive tools for the design of clinical trials and diagnostic tests, which are based on established information, usually from related previous studies. Advanced Bayesian Methods for Medical Test Accuracy begins with a review of the usual measures such as specificity

Table of Contents

Introduction. Medical Tests and Preliminary Information. Preview of the Book. Fundamentals of Diagnostic AccuracyRegression and Medical Test Accuracy. Agreement and Test Accuracy. Estimating Test Accuracy with an Imperfect Reference Standard. Verification Bias and Test Accuracy. Test Accuracy and Medical Practice. Accuracy of Combined Tests. Bayesian Methods for Meta-Analysis. Appendix: Introduction to WinBUGS.

About the Author

Lyle D. Broemeling, Ph.D., is Director of Broemeling and Associates Inc., and is a consulting biostatistician. He has been involved with academic health science centers for about 20 years and has taught and been a consultant at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and the University of Texas School of Public Health. His main interest is in developing Bayesian methods for use in medical and biological problems and in authoring textbooks in statistics. His previous books are Bayesian Analysis of Linear Models, Econometrics and Structural Change(written with Hiraki Tsurumi), Bayesian Biostatistics and Diagnostic Medicine, and Bayesian Methods for Agreement.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MAT029000
MATHEMATICS / Probability & Statistics / General
MED014000
MEDICAL / Clinical Medicine
MED080000
MEDICAL / Radiology & Nuclear Medicine