A novel Bayesian continuous piecewise linear log-hazard model, with estimation and inference via reversible jump Markov chain Monte Carlo
Statistics in medicine
We present a reversible jump Bayesian piecewise log-linear hazard model that extends the Bayesian piecewise exponential hazard to a continuous function of piecewise linear log hazards. A simulation study encompassing several different hazard shapes, accrual rates, censoring proportion, and sample sizes showed that the Bayesian piecewise linear log-hazard model estimated the true mean survival time and survival distributions better than the piecewsie exponential hazard. Survival data from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center is analyzed by both methods and the posterior results are compared.
Chapple, Andrew G.; Peak, Taylor; and Hemal, Ashok, "A novel Bayesian continuous piecewise linear log-hazard model, with estimation and inference via reversible jump Markov chain Monte Carlo" (2020). LSU-LCMC Cancer Center Faculty Publications. 40.