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Competing risks and multistate models with R. (English) Zbl 1304.62002

Use R!. New York, NY: Springer (ISBN 978-1-4614-2034-7/pbk; 978-1-4614-2035-4/ebook). xi, 245 p. (2012).
Publisher’s description: The book covers models that generalize the analysis of time to a single event (survival analysis) to analyzing the timing of distinct terminal events (competing risks) and possible intermediate events (multistate models). Both R and multistate methods are promoted with a focus on non- and semiparametric methods.
This book explains hazard-based analyses of competing risks and multistate data with R. Special emphasis is placed on the interpretation of the results. A unique feature of this book is that readers are encouraged to simulate their own data based on the transition hazards only, which are the key quantities of the subsequent analyses. This simulation-based approach is supplemented with real data examples from studies in clinical medicine where the authors have been involved.
This book is aimed at data analysts, with a background in standard survival analysis, who wish to understand, analyse and interpret more complex event histories with R. It is also suitable for graduate courses in biostatistics, statistics and epidemiological methods. The real data examples, R packages, and the entire R code used in the book are available online.

MSC:

62-01 Introductory exposition (textbooks, tutorial papers, etc.) pertaining to statistics
62-04 Software, source code, etc. for problems pertaining to statistics
62-07 Data analysis (statistics) (MSC2010)
62P10 Applications of statistics to biology and medical sciences; meta analysis
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