heterogenous treatment effects

An Illustrated Introduction to Optimal Treatment Rules

This post walks through the basic statistical intuition for Optimal Treatment Rules (OTRs) for applied scientists. Each concept is accompanied by a small visual to aid in comprehension. Optimal treatment rules (OTRs) is a fast-growing topic in the medical research community. A treatment rule is a decision for treatment based upon a patient’s characteristics. The intuition behind this is that not all patients will respond to a treatment in the same way.