[R] dropterm and frailty

Göran Broström gb at stat.umu.se
Thu Jun 3 16:19:40 CEST 2004

Is it meaningful to use 'dropterm' (MASS) on a fitted coxph (survival) model
with a frailty term? Trying to do so gives results that do not look
meaningful (to me), so my guess is that the answer to my question is 'No'.

So, what is the recommended way of comparing nested mixed-effects models in
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