Statistics review 12: survival analysis

Crit Care. 2004 Oct;8(5):389-94. doi: 10.1186/cc2955. Epub 2004 Sep 6.


This review introduces methods of analyzing data arising from studies where the response variable is the length of time taken to reach a certain end-point, often death. The Kaplan-Meier methods, log rank test and Cox's proportional hazards model are described.

MeSH terms

  • Bias
  • Data Interpretation, Statistical
  • Endpoint Determination / statistics & numerical data
  • Humans
  • Linear Models
  • Proportional Hazards Models*
  • Survival Analysis*