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Readings: Advantages of Markov modeling to conventional mixed effects regression in comparing systems . James, G. M., C. A. Sugar, et al. (2006). “A comparison of outcomes among patients with schizophrenia in two mental health systems: A health state approach.” Schizophrenia Research 86(1): 309-320.

Using Markov modeling this article compares short and long-term outcomes for two mental health systems differing in their quality. ┬áThe authors conclude that Markov modeling has “distinct advantages” over traditional multivariate regression models.

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