The big appeal of Markov models is their relative simplicity, with their focus on what happens with a whole cohort, instead of individual patients. Because of this, they are relatively bad at taking into account patient heterogeneity (true differences in… Read More »Heterogeneity and Markov models
Health economist, working at the University of Groningen and the University Medical Center Groningen (NL).
WinBUGS is a widely used free software program within health-economics. It allows for Bayesian statistical modelling, using Gibbs sampling. (Hence the name: the Windows version of Bayesian inference Using Gibbs Sampling). One of the drawbacks of WinBUGS is the notoriously… Read More »Solution for Trap 66 (Postcondition violated)