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Models of screening

Stevenson, C. E. 2005, Models of screening. In Armitage, Peter and Colton, Theodore (ed), Encyclopedia of biostatistics, John Wiley and Sons, Chichester, England, pp.3999-4022, doi: 10.1002/0470011815.b2a04048.

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Title Models of screening
Author(s) Stevenson, C. E.
Title of book Encyclopedia of biostatistics
Editor(s) Armitage, Peter
Colton, Theodore
Publication date 2005
Chapter number 1
Total chapters 1
Start page 3999
End page 4022
Total pages 24
Publisher John Wiley and Sons
Place of Publication Chichester, England
Keyword(s) screening
analytic models
simulation models
microsimulation
model fitting
model validation
cancer
infectious disease
Summary This article describes models for disease screening and how they have developed in recent years. The discussion focuses on screening for cancer, because most of the methodological advances in screening design and evaluation have concerned cancer screening. The first part of the article describes the characteristics of these models and illustrates them with a discussion of a simple screening model. The second part describes the development, strengths, and weaknesses of the two main types of screening model—analytic and simulation models—with a particular focus on microsimulation models. The third part discusses model fitting and validation, and the final part briefly describes models for diseases other than cancer—in particular, models for screening for infectious diseases—and discusses the current state and possible future directions for models of disease screening.
ISBN 047084907X
Edition 2nd
Language eng
DOI 10.1002/0470011815.b2a04048
Field of Research 119999 Medical and Health Sciences not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970111 Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences
HERDC Research category B1.1 Book chapter
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30046698

Document type: Book Chapter
Collection: Faculty of Health
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