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Survival Analysis Using SAS by Paul D. Allison

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CHAPTER 6

Competing Risks

Introduction

Type-Specific Hazards

Time in Power for Leaders of Countries: Example

Estimates and Tests without Covariates

Covariate Effects via Cox Models

Accelerated Failure Time Models

Alternative Approaches to Multiple Event Types

Conclusion

INTRODUCTION

In the previous chapters, all the events in each analysis were treated as if they were identical: all deaths were the same, all job terminations were the same, and all arrests were the same. In many cases, this is a perfectly acceptable way to proceed. But more often than not, it is essential—or at least desirable—to distinguish different kinds of events and treat them differently in the analysis. To evaluate the efficacy of heart transplants, you will certainly want ...

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