Discussion on “ Dynamic treatment regimes : technical challenges and applications ”

@inproceedings{Hsu2014DiscussionO,
  title={Discussion on “ Dynamic treatment regimes : technical challenges and applications ”},
  author={Jesse Yenchih Hsu and Dylan S. Small},
  year={2014}
}
We congratulate Drs. Laber, Lizotte, Qian, Pelham and Murphy on an outstanding review of dynamic treatment regimes (DTRs). This group has done pioneering work in advancing the theory and applications of DTRs. In a DTR, the treatment type and level are repeatedly adjusted according to an individual’s need. An important part of designing DTRs is to choose tailoring variables. A tailoring variable is a variable that is used to decide how to adjust the treatment. Laber et al. say that the current… CONTINUE READING

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