Applied Statistics 2012
International Conference

September 23 - 26, 2012
Ribno (Bled), Slovenia

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Multi-state Models: A Variety of Uses

Vern Farewell
MRC Biostatistics Unit, UK

The use of multi-state models in the analysis of longitudinal data has increased substantially in recent years. This has been facilitated by the availability of computer software but also reflects their usefulness in the specification of data structures and their flexibility. The use of multi-state models for a variety of problems will be illustrated to demonstrate these characteristics. These problems will involve potentially informative observation patterns, the challenges of panel data, time to event analyses for events defined only by prolonged observation and correlated processes. The application of causal reasoning in the context of multi-state models will also be briefly discussed.

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