The Case Fatality Ratio – How can estimating a proportion be complicated?

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Thursday 05 December 2019, 06:00pm

Location Royal Statistical Society, 12 Errol St, London EC1Y 8LX

Christl Donnelly
Department of Statistics, University of Oxford
Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Imperial College London

About the event:
The Case Fatality Ratio (CFR, sometimes called the Case Fatality Rate) is the proportion of disease cases who die of the disease. The CFR reflects the severity of the disease, informing contingency planning and priority setting for disease control. It is also an important measure for the success of candidate treatments. Yet while this quantity is easy to define and understand, its estimation is often not straightforward. Real examples from the analysis of infectious diseases illustrate the issues that have arisen.

Registration alongside refreshments from 5.30 pm. This event will be preceded by the RSS Medical Section AGM at 5.55 pm.

Attendance is free and open to all, whether fellows of the RSS or not, but pre-registration is required.


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