Accession Number:

ADA279394

Title:

Bayesian Analysis of Semiparametric Proportional Hazards Models

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

STANFORD UNIV CA DEPT OF STATISTICS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1994-03-21

Pagination or Media Count:

23.0

Abstract:

We consider the usual proportional hazards model in the case where the baseline hazard, the covariate link and the covariate coefficients are all unknown. Both the baseline hazard and the covariate link are monotone functions and are characterized nonparametrically using a dense class arising as a mixture of Beta distribution functions. We take a Bayesian approach for fitting such a model. Since interest focuses more upon the likelihood, we consider vague prior specifications including Jeffreyss prior. Computations are carried out using sampling-based methods. Model criticism is also discussed. Finally, a data set studying survival of a sample of lung cancer patients is analyzed.

Subject Categories:

  • Statistics and Probability

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE