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by Occasional Contributor GZ
on ‎03-28-2016 06:50 PM
I really hope the DDFM method can be added to PHREG in next release. Very frequently we make inference about the fixed effects at multi-levels using survival data which are of small sample size or unbalanced among clusters. Without appropriate adjustment for the denominator degrees of freedom, the results (i.e. the default p values) can just be invalid. STATA 14 has done this with its MESTREG command. SAS may implement an addition of the feature directly? I look forward to seeing and using the new function in survival analysis.
by Occasional Contributor GZ
on ‎05-09-2016 01:04 AM

STATA 14 MESTREG command may actually have no such functionality yet.   STATA web site (and Timberlake site) had a page titled “Multilevel survival models and Small-sample inference”, which could easily get readers confused. Nevertheless, SAS Institute is able and may well be the first to add this very useful feature to its product.

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