A Marginal Structural Modeling Approach to Assess the Cumulative Effect of Drug Treatment on the Later Drug Use Abstinence.

@article{Li2010AMS,
  title={A Marginal Structural Modeling Approach to Assess the Cumulative Effect of Drug Treatment on the Later Drug Use Abstinence.},
  author={Libo Li and Elizabeth Janin Evans and Yih-Ing Hser},
  journal={Journal of drug issues},
  year={2010},
  volume={40 1},
  pages={
          221-240
        }
}
In this article, we applied a marginal structural model (MSM) to estimate the effect on later drug use of drug treatments occurring over 10 years following first use of the primary drug. The study was based on the longitudinal data that were collected in three projects among 421 subjects and covered 15 years since first use of their primary drug. The cumulative treatment effect was estimated by the inverse-probability of treatment weighted estimators of MSM as well as the traditional regression… CONTINUE READING