Analysis of recurrent gap time data using the weighted risk-set method and the modified within-cluster resampling method.

@article{Luo2011AnalysisOR,
  title={Analysis of recurrent gap time data using the weighted risk-set method and the modified within-cluster resampling method.},
  author={Xianghua Luo and Chiung-Yu Huang},
  journal={Statistics in medicine},
  year={2011},
  volume={30 4},
  pages={301-11}
}
The gap times between recurrent events are often of primary interest in medical and epidemiology studies. The observed gap times cannot be naively treated as clustered survival data in analysis because of the sequential structure of recurrent events. This paper introduces two important building blocks, the averaged counting process and the averaged at-risk process, for the development of the weighted risk-set (WRS) estimation methods. We demonstrate that with the use of these two empirical… CONTINUE READING