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Review
. Nov-Dec 2004;21(6):540-6.

[Kaplan-Meier Analysis]

[Article in Italian]
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  • PMID: 15593021
Review

[Kaplan-Meier Analysis]

[Article in Italian]
G Tripepi et al. G Ital Nefrol. .

Abstract

Kaplan-Meier analysis is largely used in nephrology to estimate a population survival curve from a sample. If patients are followed-up until death, the survival curve can be estimated simply by computing the fraction survival at each time point. Kaplan-Meier analysis allows the estimation of survival over time, even when patients drop out or are studied for different lengths of time. In Kaplan-Meier analysis, the comparison between two survival curves is made by the log-rank test.

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