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Table 6 Observations and decision obtained by application of the Bayesian decision rule to a data set

From: A Bayesian non-inferiority approach using experts’ margin elicitation – application to the monitoring of safety events

Analysis N Death Intraventricular haemorrhage Necrotising enterocolitis Retinopathy
    Observations Bayesian Observations Bayesian Observations Bayesian Observations Bayesian
  FD HD FD HD Post Deci- FD HD Post Deci- FD HD Post Deci- FD HD Post Deci-
  arm arm arm arm prob. sion arm arm prob. sion arm arm prob. sion arm arm prob. sion
    n % n %    n % n %    n % n %    n % n %   
1 10 20 5 0.50 11 0.55 0.60 0 0 0 1 0.05 0.42 0 0 0 1 0.05 0.59 0 0 0 2 0.10 0.69 0
2 25 35 12 0.48 20 0.57 0.66 0 1 0.04 6 0.17 0.71 0 1 0.04 2 0.06 0.55 0 0 0 4 0.11 0.84 0
3 39 51 16 0.41 29 0.57 0.79 0 3 0.08 9 0.18 0.70 0 3 0.08 7 0.14 0.75 0 0 0 5 0.10 0.87 0
4 54 68 22 0.41 42 0.62 0.89 0 4 0.07 13 0.19 0.80 0 5 0.09 10 0.15 0.74 0 0 0 8 0.12 0.95 0
5 77 80 32 0.42 53 0.66 0.94 0 8 0.10 17 0.21 0.81 0 5 0.06 10 0.12 0.79 0 4 0.05 9 0.11 0.78 0
6 88 92 34 0.39 58 0.63 0.95 1 9 0.10 22 0.24 0.89 0 6 0.07 12 0.13 0.81 0 5 0.06 10 0.11 0.76 0
7 99 104 39 0.39 65 0.62 0.95   14 0.14 25 0.24 0.81 0 10 0.10 16 0.15 0.76 0 5 0.05 12 0.12 0.83 0
8 116 121 45 0.39 72 0.60 0.94   16 0.14 31 0.26 0.88 0 10 0.09 18 0.15 0.83 0 6 0.05 12 0.10 0.76 0
9 127 139 50 0.39 80 0.58 0.93   18 0.14 33 0.24 0.84 0 11 0.09 20 0.14 0.83 0 6 0.05 13 0.09 0.76 0
10 143 157 54 0.38 86 0.55 0.93   21 0.15 37 0.24 0.83 1 12 0.08 24 0.15 0.88 0 6 0.04 15 0.10 0.82 0
11 154 163 60 0.39 90 0.55 0.92   24 0.16 37 0.23 0.76   12 0.08 24 0.15 0.89 1 7 0.05 15 0.09 0.78 1
  1. HD arm: half-dose arm; FD arm: full-dose arm