What price Kaplan-Meier?

Biometrics. 1983 Dec;39(4):1077-81.


The asymptotic efficiency of the Kaplan-Meier product-limit estimator, relative to the maximum likelihood estimator of a parametric survival function, is examined under a random-censoring model.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Clinical Trials as Topic / methods*
  • Humans
  • Mathematics
  • Models, Biological*
  • Mortality*
  • Research Design*