Re: [R] Proportional Hazard Function and Competing risks

From: Thomas Lumley <>
Date: Wed 12 Jul 2006 - 00:56:26 EST

On Tue, 11 Jul 2006, wrote:
> How can I model coxph() in combination with competing risks
> i.e. I have two events and for event the object will leave the data set.
> So :
> Coxph(Surv(time,event)~....) the event is for all my objects 1.
> How can I model this?

There is nothing built in. Some proposals for competing risks analysis involve Cox models and generalized linear models and so can be implemented in R. It depends on what you want to do -- there isn't a standard solution because a lot of what people want to do with competing risks is provably impossible.


Thomas Lumley			Assoc. Professor, Biostatistics	University of Washington, Seattle

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