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st: Generating episodes with lag periods


From   "Williams, Rachael" <Rachael.Williams@mhra.gsi.gov.uk>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: Generating episodes with lag periods
Date   Mon, 22 Sep 2008 11:36:49 +0100

Dear all,

I have a dataset with multiple records per person recorded on different
dates.

I would like to generate episodes for each person.
By this I mean that, for each person, the start date of the first
episode will be defined as the date of the earliest record.
The next episode for a person will be taken as the first record
occurring after X days from the date of the previous episode.

At the moment I am doing this in a very long winded fashion!
If anybody has a neat bit of code that might do the job, I would very
much appreciate it.

If anything is not clear, apologies - please do ask.
Rachael

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