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Basic Concepts of Survival Analysis

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Survival analysis is a tool used to understand how the probability of a given event occurring changes with time. The event of interest is often death, and thus the amount of time that it takes until this event occurs is an individual's survival time (giving the analysis its name).

The following pages provide some general information on survival analysis with a focus on some of the unique aspects that distinguish survival analysis from other types of analysis techniques.

Key concept: Survival curves

The objective of survival analysis

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