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Dimension reduction, propensity score analyses and double robustness for estimation of causal effects in observational studies

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In many medical studies, the focus is on estimating the average causal effect (ACE) of a treatment. If the available data are gathered from observational studies where randomisation is absent, then estimating the ACE becomes problematic. We aim to find a scalar propensity variable to represent subjects’ characteristics. Given that the response, characteristics and treatment are linearly related, identical (different) covariance matrices of the characteristics for the treated and untreated groups result in the same (different) estimated ACEs from regressing the response on the treatment and characteristics, and on the treatment and propensity variable. Moreover, if we construct an estimator by combining the response regression model and the propensity score model, there are two chances to obtain an unbiased estimator for the ACE , which is the property of double robustness.

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