Empirical Bayes methods for disease mapping

Leyland, Alastair H; Davies, Carolyn A
February 2005
Statistical Methods in Medical Research;Feb2005, Vol. 14 Issue 1, p17
Academic Journal
journal article
This paper reviews empirical Bayes methods for disease mapping. A distinction is made between spatial models (which take into account the geographical distribution of disease) and nonspatial models. Several estimators are presented, and methods of estimation are described. Empirical Bayes methods are compared with full Bayes methods, and we argue that both have their place.


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