Menzies Lunchtime Seminar - Analysing hospitalization data: potential limitations of Poisson regression

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Presenter:  Dr Victor Oguoma

Date: Jun 29, 2018

Time: 11:00am to 11:30am

Contact person:  Teresa Wozniak
T: (08) 8946 8641

Location:  Seminar Room | John Mathews Building (Bldg 58), Royal Darwin Hospital Campus - (available on WebEx)

Target audience:  The Menzies seminars are free of charge and open to the general public. No need to RSVP if attending in person

Analysing hospitalization data: potential limitations of Poisson regression

Poisson regression is commonly used to analyze hospitalization data when outcomes are expressed as counts (e.g. number of days in hospital). However, data often violate the assumptions on which Poisson regression is based. More appropriate extensions of this model, while available, are rarely used. Link to the article:

Victor is a biostatistician for the Child Health division. He has extensive public health research experience in Neglected Tropical Diseases in low-middle-income countries and linguistically and culturally diverse populations (CALDs); and has worked as program officer malaria control in a Global Fund HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM) funded project in Nigeria. To read more click here

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Menzies Lunchtime Seminar | Dr Victor Oguoma
Friday, June 29, 2018
11:00 am  |  Australia Central Time (Darwin, GMT+09:30)  |  1 hr
Meeting number (access code): 579 374 146
Meeting password: fbXnhFYC
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