Marginal structural models for partial exposure regimes.

Last updated on 23-8-2019 by Anonymous (non vérifié)

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Intensive care unit (ICU) patients are highly susceptible to hospital-acquired infections due to their poor health and many invasive therapeutic treatments. The effect on mortality of acquiring such infections is, however, poorly understood. Our goal is to quantify this using data from the National Surveillance Study of Nosocomial Infections in ICUs (Belgium). This is challenging because of the presence of time-dependent confounders, such as mechanical ventilation, which lie on the causal path from infection to mortality. Standard statistical analyses may be severely misleading in such sett…

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