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Quantifying the impact of different approaches for handling continuous predictors on the performance of a prognostic model

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Continuous predictors are routinely encountered when developing a prognostic model. Investigators, who are often non-statisticians, must decide how to handle continuous predictors in their models. Categorising continuous measurements into two or more categories has been widely discredited, yet is still frequently done because of its simplicity, investigator ignorance of the potential impact and of suitable alternatives, or to facilitate model uptake. We examine three broad approaches for hand...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1002/sim.6986

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
NDORMS
Sub department:
Centre for Statistics in Medicine
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
NDORMS
Sub department:
Centre for Statistics in Medicine
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Wiley Publisher's website
Journal:
Statistics in Medicine Journal website
Volume:
35
Issue:
23
Pages:
4124-4135
Publication date:
2016-05-18
Acceptance date:
2016-04-22
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EISSN:
1097-0258
ISSN:
0277-6715
Source identifiers:
623365
Language:
English
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pubs:623365
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pubs:623365
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2016-05-24

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