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Choice of Measurements for Comparisons between Counties and the Country
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Statistics.
2012 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions (SALAR) and the Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare (NBHW) have published a yearly report called “Open Comparisons of Quality and Efficiency in Swedish Health Care –Regional Comparisons” since the year 2006 to compare medical outcomes, patient experience, availability and costs among hospitals and counties. In this paper, inspired by the region profiles attached to the report, we describe several possible measurement methods for comparing dichotomous data: Risk Difference (RD), Relative Risk (RR), Relative Risk Reduction (RRR) and Odds Ratio (OR), mainly by using a geometric approach as a basis for further discussion. A standard scores method is also presented as a means for more efficient comparisons.

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2012. , 34 p.
Keyword [en]
Relative risk reduction, Odds ratio, Standard scores method
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Probability Theory and Statistics
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-175766OAI: diva2:532976
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Master Programme in Statistics
2012-05-31, 13:00 (English)
Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics
Available from: 2012-06-25 Created: 2012-06-12 Last updated: 2012-06-25Bibliographically approved

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