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Comment & Response
September 2015

Some Important Deficiencies in the Development, Validation, and Reporting of a Prediction Model—Reply

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  • 1Department of Surgery, University of Wisconsin, Madison
JAMA Surg. 2015;150(9):915-916. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2015.1655

In Reply The letter by Cook and Collins focuses on the details of the nomogram equation and promotes the use of the Transparent Reporting of a multivariable prediction model for Individual Prognosis or Diagnosis (TRIPOD) Statement developed by their group.1 We acknowledge that individuals with a background in statistics may be interested in details such as the intercept of the equation on which the nomogram is based; however, the intended readership for this study is practicing surgeons interested in predicting postoperative readmissions. Therefore, we felt that the visual representation as a nomogram would be more meaningful for the JAMA Surgery readership.

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