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Nephrol Dial Transplant. 2018 Jun 1;33(6):914-916. doi: 10.1093/ndt/gfx198.

Cautionary note: propensity score matching does not account for bias due to censoring.

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Department of Epidemiology, Julius Center for Health Sciences and Primary Care, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands.

Abstract

This article gives a review of the limitations of propensity score matching as a tool for confounding control in the presence of censoring. Using an illustrative simulation study, we emphasize the importance of explicit adjustment for selective loss to follow-up and explain how this may be achieved.

PMID:
28992275
DOI:
10.1093/ndt/gfx198

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