Missing cause of death information in the analysis of survival data.

@article{Andersen1996MissingCO,
  title={Missing cause of death information in the analysis of survival data.},
  author={Jeppe Andersen and Els Goetghebeur and Louise Ryan},
  journal={Statistics in medicine},
  year={1996},
  volume={15 20},
  pages={2191-201}
}
Goetghebeur and Ryan proposed a method for proportional hazards analyses of competing risks failure-time data when the failure type is missing for some cases. This paper evaluates the properties of the method using data from a clinical trial in Hodgkin's disease. We generated several patterns of missingness in the cause of death in 'pseudo-studies' derived from the study database. We found that the proposed method provided regression coefficients and inferences that were less biased than those… CONTINUE READING

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