Comparing survival curves using rank tests

W. Albers

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    Abstract

    Survival times of patients can be compared using rank tests in various experimental setups, including the two-sample case and the case of paired data. Attention is focussed on two frequently occurring complications in medical applications: censoring and tail alternatives. A review is given of the author's recent work on a new and simple class of censored rank tests. Various models for tail alternatives are discussed and the relation to censoring is demonstrated.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)163-172
    JournalBiometrical journal
    Volume32
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1990

    Keywords

    • Efficiency
    • Tail alternatives
    • Censoring

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