Bridging Medical Research and Clinical Work by Evaluating Predictive Ability

4 Pages Posted: 12 Nov 2019

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Galit Shmueli

Institute of Service Science, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan

Megan Donaldson

Tufts University - Department of Family Medicine & Community Health

Date Written: November 2, 2019

Abstract

Clinical practice guidelines are developed to aid clinical decision making of healthcare practitioners and are derived from best available evidence including clinical prediction rules (CPRs). Unfortunately,there is little evidence that current CPRs can be used to accurately predict the intervention outcomes for individual patients. Clinicians must, therefore, understand when and how a CPR should be used for personalized prediction. This viewpoint aims to empower clinicians with respect to personalized prediction. We describe how to evaluate the predictive ability of a validated CPR, and the important role of existing data within clinics, hospitals, and registries for such predictive evaluation.

Keywords: personalized prediction, medicine, clinical prediction rules

Suggested Citation

Shmueli, Galit and Donaldson, Megan, Bridging Medical Research and Clinical Work by Evaluating Predictive Ability (November 2, 2019). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3479569 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3479569

Galit Shmueli (Contact Author)

Institute of Service Science, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan ( email )

Hsinchu, 30013
Taiwan

HOME PAGE: http://www.iss.nthu.edu.tw

Megan Donaldson

Tufts University - Department of Family Medicine & Community Health ( email )

School of Medicine
136 Harrison Avenue
Boston, MA 02111
United States

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