Referee report. For: Study protocol: Comparison of different risk prediction modelling approaches for COVID-19 related death using the OpenSAFELY platform [version 1; peer review: 1 approved]

Lucy Teece
risk prediction model will depend heavily on the underlying prevalence of infection in the population of interest. Incorporating measures of how this changes over time may result in important improvements in prediction model performance. This protocol reports details of a planned study to explore the extent to which incorporating time-varying measures of infection burden over time improves the quality of risk prediction models for COVID-19 death in a large population of adult patients in
more » ... . To achieve this aim, we will compare the performance of different modelling approaches to risk prediction, including static cohort approaches typically used in chronic disease settings and landmarking approaches incorporating time-varying measures of infection prevalence and policy change, using COVID-19 related deaths data linked to longitudinal primary care electronic health records data within the OpenSAFELY secure analytics platform.
doi:10.21956/wellcomeopenres.17984.r40946 fatcat:jcx74hf56jbknmyfci7bwdqjrm