Stochastic trees and the StoTree modeling environment: Models and software for medical decision analysis

Gordon B. Hazen*

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Abstract

In this paper we present a review of stochastic trees, a convenient modeling approach for medical treatment decision analyses. Stochastic trees are a generalization of decision trees that incorporate useful features from continuous-time Markov chains. We also discuss StoTree, a freely available software tool for the formulation and solution of stochastic trees, implemented in the Excel spreadsheet environment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)399-413
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Medical Systems
Volume26
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2002

Keywords

  • Decision analysis software
  • Decision tree
  • Markov chain
  • Quality-adjusted lifetime
  • Stochastic tree

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Information Systems
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management

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