Triple-goal estimates for disease mapping.

  title={Triple-goal estimates for disease mapping.},
  author={Wei Shen and Thomas A. Louis},
  journal={Statistics in medicine},
  volume={19 17-18},
Maps of regional morbidity and mortality rates play an important role in assessing environmental equity. They provide effective tools for identifying areas with potentially elevated risk, determining spatial trend, and formulating and validating aetiological hypotheses about disease. Bayes and empirical Bayes methods produce stable small-area rate estimates that retain geographic and demographic resolution. The beauty of the Bayesian approach lies in its ability to structure complicated models… CONTINUE READING

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