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Introduction

  • Bibhas Chakraborty
  • Erica E. M. Moodie
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Part of the Statistics for Biology and Health book series (SBH)

Abstract

This book was written to summarize and describe the state of the art of statistical methods developed to address questions of estimation and inference for dynamic treatment regimes, a branch of personalized medicine. In the first chapter, we introduce the concepts and motivation underpinning the pursuit of evidence-based personalized medicine, highlight the need for dynamic treatment regimes in multi-stage treatment settings, and provide an overview of some recent examples of dynamic regimes in the health domain.

Keywords

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Decision Rule International Normalize Ratio Personalized Medicine Chronic Care Model 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bibhas Chakraborty
    • 1
  • Erica E. M. Moodie
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of BiostatisticsColumbia UniversityNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Occupational HealthMcGill UniversityMontrealCanada

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