Survival Analysis : A Practical Approach

Survival Analysis : A Practical Approach

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  • 製本 Hardcover:ハードカバー版/ページ数 255 p.
  • 言語 ENG,ENG
  • 商品コード 9780471936404
  • DDC分類 610.72


The analysis of data relating to the length of time between events in the progress of a disease - for example, between disease onset and cure, recurrence or death - plays an important part in clinical trials and epidemiological research.

Full Description

Using nontechnical jargon this extremely accessible reference is a practical guide to survival analysis techniques in diverse environments. Introduces basic statistical concepts and methods to construct survival curves and later develops them to encompass more specialized and complex models. Contains a copious amount of various authentic examples to facilitate understanding.

Table of Contents

  Introduction and Review of Statistical
Survival Curves.
The Exponential and Weibull Distributions.
Comparison of Two Survival Curves.
More than Two Groups.
Cox's Proportional Hazards Models.
Selecting Variables Within a Cox Model.
Time-Dependent Variables.
Prognostic Indices.
Sample Sizes for Survival Studies.
Miscellaneous Topics.
Statistical Tables.
Statistical and Mathematical Symbols.