Competing risks as a multi-state model

Andersen, PK; Abildstrom, SZ; Rosthøj, S; Andersen, Per Kragh; Abildstrom, Steen Z; Rosthøj, Susanne
April 2002
Statistical Methods in Medical Research;Apr2002, Vol. 11 Issue 2, p203
Academic Journal
journal article
This paper deals with the competing risks model as a special case of a multi-state model. The properties of the model are reviewed and contrasted to the so-called latent failure time approach. The relation between the competing risks model and right-censoring is discussed and regression analysis of the cumulative incidence function briefly reviewed. Two real data examples are presented and a guide to the practitioner is given.


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