Author(s): Mandallaz D, Mau J
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Abstract If the regulatory requirements are symmetrical, the use of symmetrical confidence intervals as a decision rule for bioequivalence assessment leads, as shown by simulations, to better level properties and an inferior power compared to a rule based on shortest confidence intervals. A choice between these two approaches will have to depend on a loss function. For asymmetric regulatory requirements, symmetrical confidence intervals should not be used; however, a decision can still be based on posterior probabilities, pr (theta epsilon [r1, r2]/x), or shortest confidence intervals. For purposes of inference, presentation and interpretation of results, we think that the use of symmetrical confidence intervals alone can be misleading and we therefore recommend that the posterior probabilities and densities, or at least the shortest confidence intervals, be given.
This article was published in Biometrics
and referenced in Journal of Bioequivalence & Bioavailability