[R] predictive accuracy

From: El-Tahtawy, Ahmed <Ahmed.El-Tahtawy_at_pfizer.com>
Date: Thu, 26 May 2011 08:42:37 -0400


I am trying to develop a prognostic model using logistic regression. I built a full , approximate models with the use of penalization - design package. Also, I tried Chi-square criteria, step-down techniques. Used BS for model validation.  

The main purpose is to develop a predictive model for future patient population. One of the strong predictor pertains to the study design and would not mean much for a clinician/investigator in real clinical situation and have been asked to remove it.  

Can I propose a model and nomogram without that strong -irrelevant predictor?? If yes, do I need to redo model calibration, discrimination, validation, etc...?? or just have 5 predictors instead of 6 in the prognostic model??  

Thanks for your help

Al

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