A new approach to hierarchical data analysis: Targeted maximum likelihood estimation for the causal effect of a cluster-level exposure.

@article{Balzer2018ANA,
  title={A new approach to hierarchical data analysis: Targeted maximum likelihood estimation for the causal effect of a cluster-level exposure.},
  author={Laura B Balzer and Wenjing Zheng and Mark J van der Laan and M. L. Petersen},
  journal={Statistical methods in medical research},
  year={2018},
  pages={
          962280218774936
        }
}
We often seek to estimate the impact of an exposure naturally occurring or randomly assigned at the cluster-level. For example, the literature on neighborhood determinants of health continues to grow. Likewise, community randomized trials are applied to learn about real-world implementation, sustainability, and population effects of interventions with… CONTINUE READING