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Table 2 Details of the methods investigated in the simulation study

From: An improved method for the effect estimation of the intermediate event on the outcome based on the susceptible pre-identification

Method Code The susceptible
pre-identification
Effect estimation method Analysis set
LRM RITI exCox LM Entire population Identified susceptible subpopulation Real susceptible subpopulation
exCox1        
exCox2       
exCox3       
exCox4       
LM1       
LM2       
LM3        
LM4       
  1. The proposed new methods were coded as exCox3 and LM3. Existing methods were coded as exCox1-exCox2 and LM1-LM2. The results of methods exCox4 and LM4 were served as the performance benchmark. Abbreviations: exCox extended Cox regression; LM landmark method; LRM logistic regression model; RITI residual intermediate-event time imputation