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Activity Number: 572 - Addressing Complications in Causal Inference
Type: Topic Contributed
Date/Time: Thursday, August 6, 2020 : 3:00 PM to 4:50 PM
Sponsor: Section on Statistics in Epidemiology
Abstract #314094
Title: Using Instrumental Variables to Account for Unmeasured Confounding Under a Cox Model Extended to Non-Proportional Hazards
Author(s): James O'Malley*
Companies: Dartmouth

In this talk, I describe and justify an approach to estimating the Cox regression model for time-to-event data when the treatment variable is exposed to an unmeasured confounder and the effect of treatment varies over follow-up. The new procedure is shown to perform better than incumbent procedures under multiple assumptions regarding the distribution of the survival times and the unmeasured confounder. The methodology is applied to a unique data set constructed from the Vascular Quality Initiative (VQI) Registry and United States Medicare data to estimate the effect of carotid endarterectomy versus carotid artery stenting on the time to death of patients suffering from carotid artery disease. The results are benchmarked against the randomized trial evidence that exists.

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