Bayesian analysis of multi-type recurrent events and dependent termination with nonparametric covariate functions

  title={Bayesian analysis of multi-type recurrent events and dependent termination with nonparametric covariate functions},
  author={Li-An Lin and Sheng Luo and Bingshu E. Chen and Barry R. Davis},
  journal={Statistical Methods in Medical Research},
  pages={2869 - 2884}
Multi-type recurrent event data occur frequently in longitudinal studies. Dependent termination may occur when the terminal time is correlated to recurrent event times. In this article, we simultaneously model the multi-type recurrent events and a dependent terminal event, both with nonparametric covariate functions modeled by B-splines. We develop a Bayesian multivariate frailty model to account for the correlation among the dependent termination and various types of recurrent events… 

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