survival analysisJoe Segen2016-12-15T03:56:16+00:00
EVIDENCE-BASED MEDICINE, TRIALS
Assessment of the amount of time that a person or population will live,
• Once diagnosed with a specific condition, or
• After undergoing a particular type of intervention, or
• Until the occurrence of an event of interest
Survival analysis–SA includes procedures that compare survival curves. SA is a critical step in assessing data from clinical trials, which uses life-tables with cumulative survival rates, from which a distribution curve or set of probabilities of a person receiving a therapeutic protocol of surviving certain time intervals, can be derived.