Modelling reassurances of clinicians with hidden Markov models.


School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of St Andrews, The Observatory, Buchanan Gardens, St Andrews, KY16 9LZ, UK. [Email]


A key element in the interaction between clinicians and patients with cancer is reassurance giving. Learning about the stochastic nature of reassurances as well as making inferential statements about the influence of covariates such as patient response and time spent on previous reassurances are of particular importance.


Fixed effects,Hidden Markov models,Reassurance,

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