Article Abstract

Validation of prognostic models: challenges and opportunities

Authors: Simone A. Dijkland, Isabel R. A. Retel Helmrich, Ewout W. Steyerberg


Multivariable prognostic models combine several characteristics to provide predictions for individual patients. Prognostic models can be applied in research and clinical practice, for instance to assist clinicians with decisions regarding treatment choices or informing patients and family members on prognosis (1).