msfit.relsurv | R Documentation |

A function that takes a fitted msfit object and upgrades it using relative survival, where chosen transitions are split in population and excess transitions. This upgraded msfit object contains the split hazards based on the transition matrix (transMat). The (co)variance matrix is also upgraded, if provided.

```
msfit.relsurv(
msfit.obj,
data,
split.transitions,
ratetable = relsurv::slopop,
rmap,
time.format = "days",
var.pop.haz = c("fixed", "bootstrap", "both"),
B = 10,
seed = NULL,
add.times,
substitution = TRUE,
link_trans_ind = FALSE
)
```

`msfit.obj` |
The msfit object which has to be upgraded |

`data` |
The data used for fitting the msfit model |

`split.transitions` |
An integer vector containing the numbered transitions that should be split. Use same numbering as in the given transition matrix |

`ratetable` |
The population mortality table. A table of event rates, organized as a ratetable object, see for example relsurv::slopop. Default is slopop |

`rmap` |
An optional list to be used if the variables in the data are not organized (and named) in the same way as in the ratetable object |

`time.format` |
Define the time format which is used in the data. Possible options: c('days', 'years', 'months'). Default is 'days' |

`var.pop.haz` |
If 'fixed' (default), the Greenwood estimator for the variances is used, where it is assumed that the variance of the population hazards is zero. If 'bootstrap', one gets boostrap estimates for all all transitions. Option 'both' gives both variance estimates |

`B` |
Number of bootstrap replications. Relevant only if var.pop.haz == 'bootstrap' or 'both'. Default is B=10. |

`seed` |
Set seed |

`add.times` |
Additional times at which hazards should be evaluated |

`substitution` |
Whether function substitute should be used for rmap argument. Default is TRUE |

`link_trans_ind` |
Choose whether the linkage between the old and new transition matrix should be saved. Default is FALSE. |

Returns a msfit object that contains estimates for the extended model with split (population and excess) transitions.

Damjan Manevski damjan.manevski@mf.uni-lj.si

Manevski D, Putter H, Pohar Perme M, Bonneville EF, Schetelig J, de Wreede LC (2021). Integrating relative survival in multi-state models – a non-parametric approach. https://arxiv.org/abs/2106.12399

`msfit`

```
## Not run:
library(mstate)
# Load dataset:
data("ebmt1")
# Transition matrix:
tmat <- transMat(list(c(2,3),c(4), c(), c()),
names = c("Alive relapse-free", "Relapse","NRM", "DaR"))
# Data in long format using msprep
df <- msprep(time=c(NA,"rel","srv","srv"), status=c(NA,"relstat","srvstat","srvstat"),
data=ebmt1, trans=tmat)
# Generate demographic covariates (which are usually present in datasets)
# and based on them estimate the population hazard.
set.seed(510)
df$age <- runif(nrow(df), 45, 65)
df$sex <- sample(c("male", "female"), size = nrow(df), replace = TRUE)
df$dateHCT <- sample(seq(as.Date('1990/01/01'),
as.Date('2000/01/01'), by="day"), nrow(df), replace = TRUE) # generate years
# Cox object:
cx <- coxph(Surv(Tstart,Tstop,status)~strata(trans),
data=df,method="breslow")
# Basic multi-state model:
mod <- msfit(cx,trans=tmat)
# Extended multi-state model, where the two transition
# reaching death are split in excess and population parts.
# We assume patients live like in the Slovene population,
# thus we use Slovene mortality tables in this example.
# Variances estimated using 25 bootstrap replications.
mod.relsurv <- msfit.relsurv(msfit.obj = mod, data=df, split.transitions = c(2,3),
ratetable = relsurv::slopop,
rmap = list(age=age*365.241, year=dateHCT),
time.format = "days",
var.pop.haz = "bootstrap",
B = 25)
# Estimate transition probabilities:
pt <- probtrans(mod.relsurv, predt=0, method='greenwood')
# Estimated cumulative hazards with the corresponding
# bootstrap standard errors at 300, 600, 900 days:
summary(object = mod.relsurv, times = c(300, 600, 900), conf.type = 'log')
# Estimated transition probabilities together with the corresponding
# bootstrap standard errors and log.boot confidence intervals
# at 300, 600, 900 days:
summary(object = pt, times = c(300, 600, 900), conf.type = 'log')
# Plot the measures:
plot(mod.relsurv, use.ggplot = TRUE)
plot(pt, use.ggplot = TRUE)
## End(Not run)
```

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