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Empirical Bayes methods for monitoring health care quality

  title={Empirical Bayes methods for monitoring health care quality},
  author={Hans C. van Houwelingen and Ronald Brand and Thomas A. Louis},
  journal={arXiv: Methodology},
The paper discusses empirical Bayes methodology for repeated quality comparisons of health care institutions using data from the Dutch VOKS study that annually monitors the relative performance and quality of nearly all Dutch gynecological centres with respect to different aspects of the childbirths taking place in these centres. This paper can be seen as an extension of the pioneering work of Thomas, Longford and Rolph and Goldstein and Spiegelhalter. First of all, this paper introduces a new… 

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