Introduction * Estimating the Survival and Hazard Functions * The Cox Model * Residuals * Functional Form * Testing Proportional Hazards * Influence * Multiple Events per Subject * Frailty Models * Expected Survival
This book is for statistical practitioners, particularly those who design and analyze studies for survival and event history data. Building on recent developments motivated by counting process and martingale theory, it shows the reader how to extend the Cox model to analyze multiple/correlated event data using marginal and random effects. The focus is on actual data examples, the analysis and interpretation of results, and computation. The book shows how these new methods can be implemented in SAS and S-Plus, including computer code, worked examples, and data sets.
This book presents some of the recent developments in survival methods, along with the appropriate code in S-PLUS and SAS so they can be implemented. The book will be of interest to researchers, practitioners, and graduate students working in the areas of biostatistics, epidemilogy, and medical research.