[R] Multistate survival models

Kevin E. Thorpe kevin.thorpe at utoronto.ca
Fri May 20 21:27:07 CEST 2016

A quick (I think) question.

Does the survreg() function in the survival package handle Surv() 
objects of type mstate?

It's not clear from the documentation that it doesn't. The Vignette only 
discusses the Cox model and the Fine-Gray model.

I tried using survreg() on an mstate Surv() object. It did not give an 
error and produced a result but I don't know if it did a competing risk 
analysis or not.


Kevin E. Thorpe
Head of Biostatistics,  Applied Health Research Centre (AHRC)
Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St. Michael's Hospital
Assistant Professor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health
University of Toronto
email: kevin.thorpe at utoronto.ca  Tel: 416.864.5776  Fax: 416.864.3016

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