This post arose because of a discussion with some colleagues about the measurement of utility and health-related quality of life in cancer. It covers latent variable regression and an attempt to use it to describe the relationship between a common…

This post arose because of a discussion with some colleagues about the measurement of utility and health-related quality of life in cancer. It covers latent variable regression and an attempt to use it to describe the relationship between a common…

Posted in Tips, tricks and notes Tagged with: Bayesian, health economics, OpenBUGS, statistics, utility, WinBUGS

So, you’ve been living the dream that is 64-bit Linux ownership, but you want to do Bayesian stats using the BUGS language. We’ve all been there…Okay, this is kind of niche, but here are some notes on what you can…

Bayesian approaches to statistics use simple ideas about contingent probability (i.e. the probability of one thing, given that another thing is true). They extend these ideas to look at the extent to which we should believe one thing, given a…

## Ebola screening

What are the arguments over ebola screening really about? Here’s my go at explaining, with a bit of help from the Reverend Bayes.