The Annals of Statistics

The Generalized Polya's Urn Design for Sequential Medical Trials

L. J. Wei

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Abstract

In comparing $K(\geqslant 2)$ treatments in a medical trial, suppose that the response of the patient to treatment is dichotomous. We propose and analyze a class of simple and nondeterministic treatment assignment schemes which tend to put more patients on better treatments. These schemes are also applicable when we have delayed responses from patients.

Article information

Source
Ann. Statist. Volume 7, Number 2 (1979), 291-296.

Dates
First available in Project Euclid: 12 April 2007

Permanent link to this document
https://projecteuclid.org/euclid.aos/1176344614

Digital Object Identifier
doi:10.1214/aos/1176344614

Zentralblatt MATH identifier
0399.62083

JSTOR
links.jstor.org

Subjects
Primary: 62L05: Sequential design
Secondary: 60K30: Applications (congestion, allocation, storage, traffic, etc.) [See also 90Bxx]

Keywords
The generalized Polya's urn design the multi-type continuous time branching process experimental bias cyclic play the winner rule

Citation

Wei, L. J. The Generalized Polya's Urn Design for Sequential Medical Trials. Ann. Statist. 7 (1979), no. 2, 291--296. doi:10.1214/aos/1176344614. https://projecteuclid.org/euclid.aos/1176344614


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