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  • Timothy Beebe, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  • Phil Edwards, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
  • Chiu-Hsieh (Paul) Hsu, University of Arizona

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    Privacy in data linkage

    A method to link existing health-related data preserving privacy expands the possibilities for data reuse to answer new research questions.

    BMC Medical Research Methodology 2015, 15:46
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    Meta-analysis of incidence rate data

    A simple and flexible method using Poisson regression with random intervention effects for the meta-analysis of incidence rate data when there are zero counts in the data.

    BMC Medical Research Methodology 2015, 15:42



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