Health Services Research (HSR) Methods
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Frequentist Approach
Synonyms: Frequentist Analysis
Related Terms: Bayesian Approach

A statistical approach focusing on drawing a sample from the population, computing parameter estimates, constructing confidence intervals, and testing hypotheses.

The name "frequentist" comes from the central assumption that the probability of an event is the same as the relative frequency of occurrence when a same experiment is repeated many times.


Further Reading
Berger, M. et al. 2003. Health Care, Cost, Quality, and Outcomes: ISPOR Book of Terms, Lawrenceville, NJ: International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research.