Introduction to Survival Analysis.- Kaplan-Meier Survival Curves and the Log-Rank Test.- The Cox Proportional Hazards Model and Its Characteristics.- Evaluating the Proportional Hazards Assumption.- The Stratified Cox Procedure.- Extension of the Cox Proportional Hazards Model for Time-Dependent Variables.- Parametric Survival Models.- Recurrent Events Survival Analysis.- Competing Risks Survival Analysis.
An excellent introduction for all those coming to the subject for the first time.rnNew material has been added to the second edition and the original six chapters have been modified.rnThe previous edition sold 9500 copies world wide since its release in 1996.rnBased on numerous courses given by the author to students and researchers in the health sciences and is written with such readers in mind. rnProvides a "user-friendly" layout and includes numerous illustrations and exercises. rnWritten in such a way so as to enable readers learn directly without the assistance of a classroom instructor. rnThroughout, there is an emphasis on presenting each new topic backed by real examples of a survival analysis investigation, followed up with thorough analyses of real data sets.
Second edition of the text originally published in 1996
New material has been added and the original six chapters have been modified