Computing Optimal Sequential Allocation Rules in Clinical Trials.
Research rept. Jul 84-Sep 85,
STATE UNIV OF NEW YORK AT STONY BROOK DEPT OF APPLIED MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS
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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
- Medicine and Medical Research
- Statistics and Probability