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BAYESIAN PREDICTIVE APPROACH FOR INFERENCE ABOUT PROPORTIONS

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This paper investigates the Bayesian procedures for comparing proportions. These procedures are especially suitable for accepting (or rejecting) the equivalence of two population proportions. Furthermore the Bayesian predictive probabilities provide a natural and flexible tool in monitoring trials, especially for choosing a sample size and for conducting interim analyses. These methods are illustrated with two examples where antithrombotic treatments are administrated to prevent further occurrences of thromboses.

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