I am running Cox Proportional Hazard Model in R, package survival, function coxph(). As I have time-varying covariates, my data is defined as counting process, that is there is one separate data record for each (t1,t2] time interval. So any object i can have multiple records, each for different time interval.
Does this mean that I must run the model with correlation structure, i.e. do I have to use cluster(Id) term in the model formula ? I have not seen used cluster(Id) term in some examples that I found, nevertheless I am in doubt, because how otherwise would you define that multiple observations belong to one object only ? I guess if multiple observations belong to one object, we should inform the model that the errors are not independent ?