Hsini (Terry) Liao, Ph.D., “A View of Missing Data Analysis from Medical Device Industry Perspective”, FDA/Industry Statistics Workshop, Roundtable Discussant Session No 33, Washington D.C., September 2009
A View of Missing Data Analysis from Medical Device Industry
Hsini (Terry) Liao, Ph.D.
Boston Scientific Corporation
Incomplete data are unavoidable for almost all researches including medical device
studies. To handle incomplete missing data, many statistical methodologies have been
developed over past few decades. A recent tipping point approach in terms of ‘modeling-
free’ or ‘mechanism-free’ in missingness has drawn many attentions in both FDA and
medical device industry. Applications of such technique to both continuous and binary
data as well as an overview from industry perspective will be presented.
Keyword: tipping point, missing data imputation