optimal treatment regime

Friday, November 9, 2018 - 10:40am - 11:10am
Min Zhang (University of Michigan)
A dynamic treatment regime is a sequence of decision rules, each corresponding to a decision point, that determine that next treatment based on each individual’s own available characteristics and treatment history up to that point. We show that identifying the optimal dynamic treatment regime can be recast as a sequential optimization problem and propose a direct sequential optimization method to estimate the optimal treatment regimes.
Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 4:30pm - 5:00pm
Lan Wang (University of Minnesota, Twin Cities)
Finding the optimal treatment regime (or a series of sequential treatment regimes) based on individual characteristics has important applications in areas such as precision medicine, government policies and active labor market interventions. In the current literature, the optimal treatment regime is usually defined as the one that maximizes the average benefit in the potential population. This paper studies a general framework for estimating the quantile-optimal treatment regime, which is of importance in many real-world applications.
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