A comparison of a Bayesian vs. a frequentist method for profiling hospital performance.

@article{Austin2001ACO,
  title={A comparison of a Bayesian vs. a frequentist method for profiling hospital performance.},
  author={Peter C. Austin and C. David Naylor and Jack Ven Tu},
  journal={Journal of evaluation in clinical practice},
  year={2001},
  volume={7 1},
  pages={35-45}
}
The objective of this study was to compare the classification of hospitals as outcomes outliers using a commonly implemented frequentist statistical approach vs. an implementation of Bayesian hierarchical statistical models, using 30-day hospital-level mortality rates for a cohort of acute myocardial infarction patients as a test case. For the frequentist approach, a logistic regression model was constructed to predict mortality. For each hospital, a risk-adj usted mortality rate was computed… CONTINUE READING