Perspectives in Clinical Research

STATISTICS
Year
: 2011  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 145--148

Survival analysis in clinical trials: Basics and must know areas


Ritesh Singh1, Keshab Mukhopadhyay2 
1 Department of Community Medicine, College of Medicine and JNM Hospital, Kalyani, West Bengal, India
2 Department of Pharmacology, College of Medicine and JNM Hospital, Kalyani, West Bengal, India

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Ritesh Singh
Department of Community Medicine, College of Medicine and JNM Hospital, Kalyani, West Bengal - 741 235
India

Many clinical trials involve following patients for a long time. The primary event of interest in those studies is death, relapse, adverse drug reaction or development of a new disease. The follow-up time for the study may range from few weeks to many years. A different set of statistical procedures are employed to analyze the data, which involves time to event an analysis. It is a very useful tool in clinical research and provides invaluable information about an intervention. This article introduces the researcher to the different tools of survival analysis.


How to cite this article:
Singh R, Mukhopadhyay K. Survival analysis in clinical trials: Basics and must know areas.Perspect Clin Res 2011;2:145-148


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Singh R, Mukhopadhyay K. Survival analysis in clinical trials: Basics and must know areas. Perspect Clin Res [serial online] 2011 [cited 2019 Dec 8 ];2:145-148
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