Semiparametric analysis of clustered interval-censored survival data using soft Bayesian Additive Regression Trees (SBART).

  title={Semiparametric analysis of clustered interval-censored survival data using soft Bayesian Additive Regression Trees (SBART).},
  author={Piyali Basak and Antonio R. Linero and Debajyoti Sinha and Stuart R. Lipsitz},
Popular parametric and semiparametric hazards regression models for clustered survival data are inappropriate and inadequate when the unknown effects of different covariates and clustering are complex. This calls for a flexible modeling framework to yield efficient survival prediction. Moreover, for some survival studies involving time to occurrence of some asymptomatic events, survival times are typically interval censored between consecutive clinical inspections. In this article, we propose a… 

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