Data-driven smooth tests of the proportional hazards assumption.


A new test of the proportional hazards assumption in the Cox model is proposed. The idea is based on Neyman's smooth tests. The Cox model with proportional hazards (i.e. time-constant covariate effects) is embedded in a model with a smoothly time-varying covariate effect that is expressed as a combination of some basis functions (e.g., Legendre polynomials… (More)