Multilevel Modeling

Chapter

Abstract

Mortality is the most frequently modeled outcome in injury research. It is easy to recognize, ­relatively free from measurement error, and fundamentally interesting. Injury researchers in public health or clinical medicine have become familiar with logistic regression as a standard way to model a binary outcome like mortality (or alternatively survival). Many other outcomes encountered in injury research can also be considered binary, such as the occurrence of a serious complication or an extended length of stay in hospital.

Keywords

Shrinkage Milton 

Notes

Acknowledgments

Supported in part by Grant R21HD061318 (PI Clark) from the National Institutes of Health, Grants R01HS015656 (PI Clark) and R01HS017718 (PI Shafi) from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, a grant from the Maine Medical Center Research Strategic Plan (PI Clark), and a research award from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (PI Moore).

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Maine Medical CenterPortlandUSA
  2. 2.Harvard Injury Control Research CenterHarvard School of Public HealthBostonUSA
  3. 3.Département de Médecine Sociale et PréventiveUniversité LavalQuébec CityCanada
  4. 4.Centre Hospitalier Affilié Universitaire de QuébecQuebec CityCanada

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