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Lecture

Florence Nightingale Colloquium presents Ronald Geskus

Date
Friday 19 February 2021
Time
Explanation
The seminar is targeted at a broad audience, in particular we invite master students, PhD candidates and supervisors interested or involved in the Data Science Research programme as well as colleagues from LIACS and MI to attend. The seminar is organized by the DSO, MI and LIACS.
Serie
Florence Nightingale Colloquium
Address
Kaltura Live Room
Ronald Geskus is Associate Professor at the University of Oxford

Competing risks, analysis and interpretation

In the end we all die, but not all at the same age and from the same cause. If we want to quantify the probability to die from a specific cause, the other causes of death are competing risks. Different approaches to analyse data in the presence of competing risks have been suggested and used. Yet, there remains a lot of confusion with respect to the proper type of analysis and the interpretation of the results.

In the presence of competing risks, three different hazards can be defined. I explain how the study question determines which hazard is most appropriate. When interpreting results, it is important to know what the hazards represent, how they relate to each other and how they translate to the cumulative probability. I introduce and explain the main concepts by example.

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