Bayesian methods in health economics, Part 1: Bayesian principles

Bibliographic Details
Main Author: O'Hagan, Anthony
Format: eBook
Published: London Henry Stewart Talks 2009, 2009
Series:Bayesian methods in health economics : a short course
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Collection: Henry Stewart Talks - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • Introduction to the Bayesian approach to statistics
  • The Bayesian method is presented and illustrated with an example in health
  • Bayesian approach is contrasted to the more familiar frequentist approach
  • Fundamental differences are explored in terms of different interpretations of probability
  • Different understanding of parameters
  • The use of prior information and different interpretations of inferences
  • It is argued that the Bayesian approach makes better use of information and provides more natural and more meaningful inferences