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Term: Hosmer-Lemeshow Test

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Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2006-06-01


A method of assessing goodness of fit of a logistic regression model that divides subjects into deciles based on estimated probabilities, and then calculating a chi-square statistic from observed and estimated expected frequencies.

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  • Hosmer DW, Lemeshow S. Applied Logistic Regression (2nd Edition). New York, NY: John Wiley & Sons; 2000.(View)

Term used in 

  • Lemeshow S, Le Gall JR. Modeling the severity of illness of ICU patients. A systems update. JAMA 1994;272(13):1049-1055. [Abstract] (View)
  • Roos LL, Walld RK, Romano PS, Roberecki S. Short-term mortality after repair of hip fracture. Do Manitoba elderly do worse? Med Care 1996;34(4):310-326. [Abstract] (View)

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