Resources for Causal Reasoning in Health Services Research

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Attributable proportion
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Attributable proportion

a proportion of cases that would not have occurred had the population not been exposed, relative to observed cases in the total population exposed (i.e. counterfactual risk when exposed is compared with observed risk)

Causation
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Causation

the production of an effect by its cause

Conditional independence
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Conditional independence

equivalence of the joint distribution of two variables to the product of distributions of each variable, given value of a third variable

Conditional probability
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Conditional probability

the quotient of the joint probability of two events in the same space and the marginal probability of one of the events

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