Elisa T. Lee, John Wenyu Wang
Statistical Methods for Survival Data Analysis, 3rd edition
John Wiley & Sons | ISBN: 0471369977 | 2003 | 534 pages | PDF | 3.7 MB
The study of survival data attempts to predict the probability of response, survival, or mean lifetime; compare; the survival distributions of experimental animals or of human patients; and identify risk and/or prognosis factors. Statistical Methods for Survival Data Analysis, Third Edition examines the statistical methods for analyzing survival data from laboratory studies of animals, clinical and epidemiological studies of humans, and other appropriate applications.
Emphasizing applications over rigorous mathematics, this extremely useful reference provides thorough discussions of the most commonly used parametric and nonparametric methods in survival analysis, as well as guidelines for the planning and design of clinical trials. The authors give special consideration to the study of survival data in biomedical sciences, though the methods are suitable for applications in industrial reliability, the social sciences, and business.