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Willekens, F. (2014):Multistate Analysis of Life Histories with R


Willekens, Frans (2014):

Multistate Analysis of Life Histories with R

Series: Use R!

2014, XXII, 308 p. 45 illus., 36 illus. in color.

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This book provides an introduction to multistate event history analysis. It is an extension of survival analysis, in which a single terminal event (endpoint) is considered and the time-to-event is studied. Multistate models focus on life histories or trajectories, conceptualized as sequences of states and sequences of transitions between states. Life histories are modeled as realizations of continuous-time Markov processes. The model parameters, transition rates, are estimated from data on event counts and populations at risk, using the statistical theory of counting processes.