Estimation of the effect of interventions that modify the received treatment.

@article{Haneuse2013EstimationOT,
  title={Estimation of the effect of interventions that modify the received treatment.},
  author={Sebastien Haneuse and Andrea Rotnitzky},
  journal={Statistics in medicine},
  year={2013},
  volume={32 30},
  pages={5260-77}
}
Motivated by a study of surgical operating time and post-operative outcomes for lung cancer, we consider the estimation of causal effects of continuous point-exposure treatments. To investigate causality, the standard paradigm postulates a series of treatment-specific counterfactual outcomes and establishes conditions under which we may learn about them from observational study data. While many choices are possible, causal effects are typically defined in terms of variation of the mean of… CONTINUE READING