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Re: st: Fraud methods in Stata


From   Maarten buis <maartenbuis@yahoo.co.uk>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Fraud methods in Stata
Date   Fri, 26 Sep 2008 17:57:52 +0100 (BST)

One way is to use Benford's Law, type -findit Benford's Law- and use
google to learn more.

Maarten

--- "Williams, Rachael" <Rachael.Williams@mhra.gsi.gov.uk> wrote:

> Dear all,
> 
> I am considering methods of detecting fraud in a hypothetical
> clinical
> trial with a large number of centres, but only a few patients per
> centre.
> In addition, many variables will be binary.
> 
> Would Cook's D be appropriate here?
> Is it possible to calculate Mahalanobis' distance in Stata in order
> to
> detect (possibly fraudulent) inliers, outliers and near duplicates in
> a
> dataset?
> 
> If anyone has any ideas of other ways to detect possible fraud I
> would
> love to hear from you too!
> Thanks - Rachael
> 
> 
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