Modeling excess deaths after a natural disaster with application to Hurricane Maria.

@article{Rivera2019ModelingED,
  title={Modeling excess deaths after a natural disaster with application to Hurricane Maria.},
  author={R. Rivera and W. Rolke},
  journal={Statistics in medicine},
  year={2019}
}
  • R. Rivera, W. Rolke
  • Published 2019
  • Computer Science, Mathematics, Medicine
  • Statistics in medicine
Estimation of excess deaths due to a natural disaster is an important public health problem. The CDC provides guidelines to fill death certificates to help determine the death toll of such events. But, even when followed by medical examiners, the guidelines cannot guarantee a precise calculation of excess deaths. We propose two models to estimate excess deaths due to an emergency. The first model is simple, permitting excess death estimation with little data through a profile likelihood method… Expand
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