Analysis of Multivariate Survival Data

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Survival data or more general time-to-event data occur in many areas, including medicine, biology, engineering, economics, and demography, but previously standard methods have requested that all time variables are univariate and independent. This book extends the field by allowing for multivariate times. As the field is rather new, the concepts and the possible types of data are described in detail. Four different approaches to the analysis of such data are presented from an ...

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Overview

Survival data or more general time-to-event data occur in many areas, including medicine, biology, engineering, economics, and demography, but previously standard methods have requested that all time variables are univariate and independent. This book extends the field by allowing for multivariate times. As the field is rather new, the concepts and the possible types of data are described in detail. Four different approaches to the analysis of such data are presented from an applied point of view.

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STATISTICAL METHODS IN MEDICAL RESEARCH

"Overall, I found the book to be very useful… I think that this book will be useful to statisticians who are dealing with modeling multivariate failure time data in their applied work. In addition it is a good reference to the technical literature available in this field."

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"This book, however, is much more than a compendium of useful models for survival data. The author's discussion of time scales, the effect of censoring and the role of covariates touch the very heart of survival analysis. His insights into the nature of dependence extend far beyond survival analysis and touch some of the most fundamental aspects of our discipline."

STATISTICS IN MEDICINE

"The book is written with succinct style, containing lots of information but no unnecessary detail or technicality, meaning that it is easy to follow the discussion and arguments, provided the reader has some background in standard univariate survival techniques. Adequate up-to-date references are provided for interested readers to follow up if required. The level of mathematical detail is nice…I believe this to be the first book on multivariate survival. Anyone considering writing the second book has a hard act to follow – this sets a very high standard and is recommended for all statisticians with an interest in survival analysis techniques."

JASA

"There is no doubt that this book is an important contribution to the literature of multivariate survival analysis. Unlike other books on survival, most of which have just one or two chapters dealing with multivariate material, this book is the first comprehensive treatment fully focusing on multivariate survival data…This book is a long-awaited work that summarizes the state of the art of multivariate survival analysis and provides a valuable reference."

"This is the first book exclusively on Analysis of Multivariate Survival Data. … this is a good reference book … . The aim of the book is very clearly laid down. The exercises at the end of each chapter makes it more useful … . The chapter summary and bibliographic comments are also very useful. The computational aspects … are also helpful." (Anup Dewanji, Sankhya, Vol. 65 (1), 2002)

"This is a book on a subject which is ‘at its infancy’ written by an author who contributed mainly to its definition and development. … It should … be read as a tour d’horizon about approaches that have been suggested about how to analyze multivariate survival … . This book is without any doubt an indispensable reading for both theoretical and practical statisticians. … In fact, this book will be most interesting for professional statisticians advancing to this field." (Jochen Mau, Metrika, November, 2002)

"Hougaard has written a very complete book on multivariate survival analysis of over 500 pages. … Every chapter contains a set of exercises suitable to practice … . citations to about 200 references are made throughout the book. The book is a pleasure to read. Every chapter contains an extensive summary which is very helpful … to have a good overview of a particular chapter. In my opinion the author has succeeded in completing a valuable monograph on multivariate survival analysis." (P.H.A.J.M. van Gelder, Kwantitatieve Methoden, Issue 2, October, 2002)

"The author distinguishes six types of dependence in multivariate survival data … . Throughout the book theoretical developments are extensively exemplified by real-life examples and computational aspects are dealt with as well. … A commendable feature is that each of the chapters starts with an intuitional introduction and ends with a brief summary section, bibliographic comments and exercises. " (Harald Heinzl, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 962, 2001)

"This book is … for those wishing to analyse multivariate survival data. … One of the most useful aspects of this book, in my opinion, is the extensive use made of practical examples. … There are exercises at the end of each chapter. … The organization of the book, and the good use of cross referencing, mean that it can be read in varying degrees of depth. This book should prove an informative extension to the literature on survival analysis." (Kate Tilling, International Journal of Epidemiology, Vol. 30 (4), 2001)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781461270874
  • Publisher: Springer New York
  • Publication date: 12/31/2013
  • Series: Statistics for Biology and Health Series
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2000
  • Pages: 542
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 1.14 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
Univariate survival data 36
Dependence structures 112
Bivariate dependence measures 128
Probability aspects of multi-state models 139
Statistical inference for multi-state models 177
Shared frailty models 215
Statistical inference for shared frailty models 263
Shared frailty models for recurrent events 312
Multivariate frailty models 345
Instantaneous and short-term frailty models 385
Competing risks models 406
Marginal and copula modeling 419
Multivariate non-parametric estimates 442
Summary 483
A Mathematical results 497
B Iterative solutions 513
References 517
Index 531
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