Hierarchical multistate models are considered to perform the analysis of independent/clustered semi-competing risks data. The package allows to choose the specification for model components from a range of options giving users substantial flexibility, including: accelerated failure time or proportional hazards regression models; parametric or non-parametric specifications for baseline survival functions and cluster-specific random effects distribution; a Markov or semi-Markov specification for terminal event following non-terminal event. While estimation is mainly performed within the Bayesian paradigm, the package also provides the maximum likelihood estimation approach for several para- metric models. The package also includes functions for univariate survival analysis as complementary analysis tools.
|Author||Kyu Ha Lee, Catherine Lee, Danilo Alvares, and Sebastien Haneuse|
|Date of publication||2018-01-03 12:58:48 UTC|
|Maintainer||Kyu Ha Lee <[email protected]>|
|License||GPL (>= 2)|
|Package repository||View on CRAN|
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