Bayesian Approaches

   to Clinical Trials and Health-Care Evaluation

  • David J. Spiegelhalter
  • Keith R. Abrams
  • Jonathan P. Myles

This book was published by Wiley in December 2003 and can be ordered from here.

WinBUGS code for running the examples can be downloaded from the Examples page.

An up-to-date list of errors and omissions in the book can be found on the Errata page.

BANDY (Bayesian Analysis using Normal DYstributions).

There are Excel programs written by Daniel Farewell that will perform most of the closed-form examples for clinical trials contained in the book: facilities include prior-to-posterior analysis, credibility analysis, and conditional and expected power calculation.

There is one version for analysis of odds ratios, and another for hazard ratios. The current version is 0.2 (December 15th 2003).

This program comes without warranty! Volunteers to write an improved version will be welcomed.