Analysis of Mean and Rate Functions for Recurrent Events

  • J. F. Lawless
  • C. Nadeau
  • R. J. Cook
Part of the Lecture Notes in Statistics book series (LNS, volume 123)


Methods for the analysis of mean and rate functions for recurrent events are reviewed, in the context of longitudinal studies involving multiple subjects. Semiparametric models involving an arbitrary baseline mean or rate function multiplied by a parametrically specified function of covariates are emphasized. Methods of dealing with censoring or terminal events which are related to the recurrent events are considered. An example involving rejection episodes for kidney transplant recipients is discussed.


Rate Function Recurrent Event Rejection Episode Kidney Transplant Recipient Counting Process 
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  • J. F. Lawless
  • C. Nadeau
  • R. J. Cook

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