Observed and Normative Discount Functions in Addiction and other Diseases

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Cruz Rambaud, Salvador; Muñoz Torrecillas, María J.; Takahashi, Taiki;
  • Publisher: Frontiers Media S.A.
  • Journal: Frontiers in Pharmacology,volume 8,page416 (issn: 1663-9812, eissn: 1663-9812)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.3389/fphar.2017.00416, doi: 10.3389/fphar.2017.00416/full, pmc: PMC5489713
  • Subject: hazard rate | disease | (generalized) exponentiated hyperbolic discounting | RM1-950 | Therapeutics. Pharmacology | Pharmacology | addiction | Original Research | hyperbolic discounting | delay discounting
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The aim of this paper is to find a suitable discount function able to describe the progression of a certain addiction or disease under treatment as a discounting process. In effect, a certain indicator related to a disease decays over time in a manner which is mathemati... View more
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