Introduces basic statistical concepts and methods to construct survival curves, later developing them to encompass more specialised and complex models.
Well received in its first edition, Survival AnalysisApproach is completely revised to provide an accessible and practical guide to survival analysis techniques in diverse environments. Illustrated with many authentic examples, the book introduces basic statistical concepts and methods to construct survival curves, later developing them to encompass more specialised and complex models. During the years since the first edition there have been several new topics that have come to the fore and many new applications. Parallel developments in computer software programmes, used to implement these methodologies, are relied upon throughout the text to bring it up to date.
Preface to the First Edition. Preface to the Second Edition. Chapter 1: Introduction and Review of Statistical Concepts. Chapter 2: Survival Curves. Chapter 3: Comparison of Survival Curves. Chapter 4: Parametric Modelling. Chapter 5: Cox's Proportional Hazards Model. Chapter 6: Selecting Variables within a Cox Model. Chapter 7: Extensions of the Cox Model. Chapter 8: Prognostic Indices. Chapter 9: Sample Sizes. Chapter 10: Further Topics. References. Statistical Tables. Index.