Accession Number:

ADA170801

Title:

Computing Optimal Sequential Allocation Rules in Clinical Trials.

Descriptive Note:

Research rept. Jul 84-Sep 85,

Corporate Author:

STATE UNIV OF NEW YORK AT STONY BROOK DEPT OF APPLIED MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1985-09-23

Pagination or Media Count:

13.0

Abstract:

The problem of assigning one of several treatments in clinical trials is formulated as a discounted bandit problem that was studied by Gittins and Jones. The problem involves comparison of certain state dependent indices. A recent characterization of the index is used to calculate more efficiently the values of these indices. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Statistics and Probability

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE