Detecting bias arising from delayed recording of time


de Stavola, BL; Cox, DR; (2016) Detecting bias arising from delayed recording of time. Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series C (Applied Statistics). n/a-n/a. ISSN 1467-9876 DOI: 10.1111/rssc.12202

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Abstract

Sometimes in studies of the dependence of survival time on explanatory variables the natural time origin for defining entry into study cannot be observed and a delayed time origin is used instead. For example, diagnosis of disease may in some patients be made only at death. The effect of such delays is investigated both theoretically and in the context of the England and Wales National Cancer Register.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Cancer registers, Cancer survival, Exponential distribution, Left censoring, Reporting delay, Selection bias
Faculty and Department: Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health > Dept of Medical Statistics
URI: http://researchonline.lshtm.ac.uk/id/eprint/3429815

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