Recent progresses in outcome-dependent sampling with failure time data

Lifetime Data Anal. 2017 Jan;23(1):57-82. doi: 10.1007/s10985-015-9355-7. Epub 2016 Jan 13.


An outcome-dependent sampling (ODS) design is a retrospective sampling scheme where one observes the primary exposure variables with a probability that depends on the observed value of the outcome variable. When the outcome of interest is failure time, the observed data are often censored. By allowing the selection of the supplemental samples depends on whether the event of interest happens or not and oversampling subjects from the most informative regions, ODS design for the time-to-event data can reduce the cost of the study and improve the efficiency. We review recent progresses and advances in research on ODS designs with failure time data. This includes researches on ODS related designs like case-cohort design, generalized case-cohort design, stratified case-cohort design, general failure-time ODS design, length-biased sampling design and interval sampling design.

Keywords: Case–cohort design; Failure time data; ODS design.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Probability
  • Research Design*
  • Retrospective Studies*