Competing risks as a multi-state model.

  title={Competing risks as a multi-state model.},
  author={Per Kragh Andersen and Steen Z. Abildstrom and Susanne Rosth\oj},
  journal={Statistical methods in medical research},
  volume={11 2},
This paper deals with the competing risks model as a special case of a multi-state model. The properties of the model are reviewed and contrasted to the so-called latent failure time approach. The relation between the competing risks model and right-censoring is discussed and regression analysis of the cumulative incidence function briefly reviewed. Two real data examples are presented and a guide to the practitioner is given.