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Competing risks models and time-dependent covariates

Barnett, Adrian G. & Graves, Nicholas (2008) Competing risks models and time-dependent covariates. Critical Care, 12(2), pp. 1-3.

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Abstract

New statistical models for analysing survival data in an intensive care unit context have recently been developed. Two models that offer significant advantages over standard survival analyses are competing risks models and multistate models. Wolkewitz and colleagues used a competing risks model to examine survival times for nosocomial pneumonia and mortality. Their model was able to incorporate time-dependent covariates and so examine how risk factors that changed with time affected the chances of infection or death. We briefly explain how an alternative modelling technique (using logistic regression) can more fully exploit time-dependent covariates for this type of data.

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ID Code: 18325
Item Type: Journal Article
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Keywords: Healthcare acquired infections, Statistical modelling
DOI: 10.1186/cc6840
ISSN: 1364-8535
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES (010000) > STATISTICS (010400) > Applied Statistics (010401)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > MEDICAL MICROBIOLOGY (110800) > Medical Infection Agents (incl. Prions) (110802)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Public Health & Social Work
Deposited On: 30 Apr 2009 15:33
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2010 23:27

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