TL35: Frailty models in analyzing recurrent events in the presence of terminal event
*Chul H Ahn, FDA-CDRH 

Keywords: recurrent events, terminal event, frailty model

In clinical studies, we may encounter recurrent events (such as hospitalization) in patients with a terminal event (such as death), and the terminal event is often strongly correlated with the recurrent event process. We will discuss statistical issues and methods in analyzing this type of data.