Near/far matching

What is better: propensity score matching or instrumental variables? How about both? That is basically what is proposed using a near/far matching approach as described in Baiocchi et al. (2012). In this paper, they use a two step approach to examine the causal affect of adopting a new treatment–carotid arterial stents (CAS)–versus and older treatment–carotid…

Dealing with missing data

If you are doing a cost-effectiveness analysis (CEA) that relies on clinical trial data, what should you do if there is missing data in the trial? A paper by Faria et al. (2014) helps to provide the answer. The first question is, how are the data missing. There are a few options for defining this…