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What is important is that these differences cannot predict which subject has more chance of receiving treatment. Given their observed covariates, both have the same probability (1/3) to be treated despite being quite different in terms of X’s. Hence, if we group subjects with the same propensity scores, both treated and control subjects in these groups will have on average covariate patterns similar to those that would occur in a randomized study. 3 Estimation of Propensity Scores Generally, propensity scores are unknown in observational studies and, therefore, they must be estimated from data.
However, to obtain unbiased estimates with an instrumental variable, several other strong conditions must hold (Hernán and Robins, 2006b). 1). Examination of the propensity distribution for each treatment group can aid in assessing positivity (positive probability for selection of each treatment for any combination of covariates). , 2007a). In summary, a quality propensity score stratification or regression analysis involves more than simply estimating the propensity score and running an adjusted model.
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Analysis of Observational Health Care Data Using SAS by Douglas Faries, Robert Obenchain, Josep Maria Haro, Andrew C. Leon