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I am looking for online resources or books explaining how to develop prognostic indexes-scores step by step. I am mainly wondering about model validation and transformation of regression coefficients into scoring systems.

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The following may be good places to start.

  • Clinical Prediction Models: A Practical Approach to Development, Validation, and Updating by Dr. E.W. Steyerberg

  • Regression Modeling Strategies: With Applications to Linear Models, Logistic Regression, and Survival Analysis by our moderator, Dr. Frank E. Harrell

I particularly like case studies. Dr. Harrell's book has one on "Predicting Cause of Death" and "Survival of Titanic Passengers". Dr. Steyerberg's book has a number of helpful case studies as well.

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Thank you! I will review them. –  user13100 Aug 10 '12 at 11:44
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