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Configural frequency analysis as a method of determining patients' preferred decision-making roles in dialysis

Sabine Loeffert1*, Oliver Ommen12, Christine Kuch2, Fueloep Scheibler3, Andrej Woehrmann4, Conrad Baldamus5 and Holger Pfaff12

Author Affiliations

1 Center for Health Services Research Cologne, University of Cologne, Germany, Eupener Str. 129, 50933 Cologne, Germany

2 Institute for Medical Sociology, Health Services Research and Rehabilitation Science (IMVR), University of Cologne, Eupener Str. 129, 50933 Cologne, Germany

3 Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care, Cologne, Germany

4 Kuratorium fuer Dialyse und Nierentransplantation (KFH), Neu-Isenburg, Germany

5 Department of Internal Medicine IV (retired), University Hospital of Cologne, Germany

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BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2010, 10:47  doi:10.1186/1472-6947-10-47

Published: 11 September 2010

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Calculation of a prediction CFA. The method prediction configural frequency analysis is described in detail and demonstrated by calculating an example.

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