An introduction to survival models: in honor of Ross Prentice
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- Oakes, D. Lifetime Data Anal (2013) 19: 442. doi:10.1007/s10985-013-9276-2
I review some key ideas and models in survival analysis with emphasis on modeling the effects of covariates on survival times. I focus on the proportional hazards model of Cox (J R Stat Soc B 34:187–220, 1972), its extensions and alternatives, including the accelerated life model. I briefly describe some models for competing risks data, multiple and repeated event-time data and multivariate survival data.