Authors' reply

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.313.7063.1006b (Published 19 October 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:1006
  1. Richard J Davenport, Senior registrar,
  2. Martin S Dennis, Senior lecturer,
  3. Charles P Warlow, Professor of neurology
  1. University of Edinburgh, Department of Clinical Neurosciences, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh EH4 2XU

    EDITOR,—All of the authors of the letters about our paper seem to agree with its central tenet. David Barer and colleagues and Steve Kendrick and Marion Bain suggest that our regression models may have overcorrected the data, and we discussed this possibility in our paper. While multiple logistic regression modelling is far from perfect, we thought that attempting to correct for case mix in this way was a more sensible approach than simply ignoring the …

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