Random survival forests

@inproceedings{Ishwaran2008RandomSF,
  title={Random survival forests},
  author={Hemant Ishwaran and Udaya B. Kogalur and Eugene H. Blackstone and Michael S. Lauer},
  year={2008}
}
We introduce random survival forests, a random forests method for the analysis of right-censored survival data. New survival splitting rules for growing survival trees are introduced, as is a new missing data algorithm for imputing missing data. A conservation-of-events principle for survival forests is introduced and used to define ensemble mortality, a simple interpretable measure of mortality that can be used as a predicted outcome. Several illustrative examples are given, including a case… CONTINUE READING

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