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A primer on predictive models.

Waljee AK, Higgins PD, Singal AG. A primer on predictive models. Clinical and translational gastroenterology. 2014 Jan 2; 5:e44.

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Prediction research is becoming increasing popular; however, the differences between traditional explanatory research and prediction research are often poorly understood, resulting in a wide variation in the methodologic quality of prediction research. This primer describes the basic methods for conducting prediction research in gastroenterology and highlights differences between traditional explanatory research and predictive research.

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