Introduction to the Analysis of Survival Data in the Presence of Competing Risks

@inproceedings{Austin2016IntroductionTT,
  title={Introduction to the Analysis of Survival Data in the Presence of Competing Risks},
  author={Peter C. Austin and Douglas S Lee and Jason Peter Fine},
  booktitle={Circulation},
  year={2016}
}
Competing risks occur frequently in the analysis of survival data. A competing risk is an event whose occurrence precludes the occurrence of the primary event of interest. In a study examining time to death attributable to cardiovascular causes, death attributable to noncardiovascular causes is a competing risk. When estimating the crude incidence of outcomes, analysts should use the cumulative incidence function, rather than the complement of the Kaplan-Meier survival function. The use of the… CONTINUE READING