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March, 1979 The Generalized Polya's Urn Design for Sequential Medical Trials
L. J. Wei
Ann. Statist. 7(2): 291-296 (March, 1979). DOI: 10.1214/aos/1176344614

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.

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L. J. Wei. "The Generalized Polya's Urn Design for Sequential Medical Trials." Ann. Statist. 7 (2) 291 - 296, March, 1979. https://doi.org/10.1214/aos/1176344614

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Published: March, 1979
First available in Project Euclid: 12 April 2007

zbMATH: 0399.62083
Digital Object Identifier: 10.1214/aos/1176344614

Subjects:
Primary: 62L05
Secondary: 60K30

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

Rights: Copyright © 1979 Institute of Mathematical Statistics

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