Empirical Bayes methods for disease mapping

Leyland, A.H. and Davies, C.A. (2005) Empirical Bayes methods for disease mapping. Statistical Methods in Medical Research, 14(1), pp. 17-34. (doi:10.1191/0962280205sm387oa)

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This paper reviews empirical Bayes methods for disease mapping. A distinction is made between spatial models (which take into account the geographical distribution of disease) and nonspatial models. Several estimators are presented, and methods of estimation are described. Empirical Bayes methods are compared with full Bayes methods, and we argue that both have their place.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Davies, Dr Carolyn and Leyland, Professor Alastair
Authors: Leyland, A.H., and Davies, C.A.
Subjects:R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Health and Wellbeing > MRC/CSO SPHSU
College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Medicine, Dentistry & Nursing > Centre for Population and Health Sciences
Journal Name:Statistical Methods in Medical Research

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