Influenza-attributable mortality in Australians aged more than 50 years: a comparison of different modelling approaches

  title={Influenza-attributable mortality in Australians aged more than 50 years: a comparison of different modelling approaches},
  author={Anthony T. Newall and Cecile G. Viboud and James G. Wood},
  journal={Epidemiology and Infection},
  pages={836 - 842}
SUMMARY This study aimed to compare systematically approaches to estimating influenza-attributable mortality in older Australians. Using monthly age-specific death data together with viral surveillance counts for influenza and respiratory syncytial virus, we explored two of the most frequently used methods of estimating excess influenza-attributable disease: Poisson and Serfling regression models. These approaches produced consistent age and temporal patterns in estimates of influenza… 

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