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Member Training: Frailty Models

November 2nd, 2023 by

Most survival analysis models for time-to-event data, like Cox regression, assume independence. The survival time for one individual cannot influence the survival time for another.

This assumption doesn’t hold in many study designs. You may have animals clustered into litters, matched pairs, or patients in a multi-center trial with correlated survival times within a center.


Six Types of Survival Analysis and Challenges in Learning Them

August 6th, 2018 by

Survival analysis isn’t just a single model.

It’s a whole set of tests, graphs, and models that are all used in slightly different data and study design situations. Choosing the most appropriate model can be challenging.

In this article I will describe the most common types of tests and models in survival analysis, how they differ, and some challenges to learning them.