Chapter 29. Ways to Measure and Compare the Frequency of Outcomes, and Standardization to Compare Rates

  1. Joseph Schulman M.D., M.S.

Published Online: 11 JAN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470757451.ch29

Managing Your Patients' Data in the Neonatal and Pediatric ICU: An Introduction to Databases and Statistical Analysis

Managing Your Patients' Data in the Neonatal and Pediatric ICU: An Introduction to Databases and Statistical Analysis

How to Cite

Schulman, J. (2006) Ways to Measure and Compare the Frequency of Outcomes, and Standardization to Compare Rates, in Managing Your Patients' Data in the Neonatal and Pediatric ICU: An Introduction to Databases and Statistical Analysis, Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470757451.ch29

Author Information

  1. Division of Newborn Medicine, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, New York, New York, 10021

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 11 JAN 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2006

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780727918703

Online ISBN: 9780470757451

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Keywords:

  • frequency;
  • standardization;
  • epidemiology;
  • incidence;
  • estimates

Summary

The prelims comprise:

  • Prevalence

  • Incidence

  • Some specific measures of outcome frequency

  • Comparing rates: standardization

  • Stata computes standardized rates

  • Let's work with these ideas