Re: [R] Compare mean survival time

From: Roland Rau <roland.rproject_at_gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 19 Feb 2008 10:15:45 -0500

Hi,

Xing Yuan wrote:
> Dear List,
>
> Does anybody no how to compare mean survival times for two (more) groups in
> R? What test statistics should I use?

my answer is less of an R answer than a literature answer: John P. Klein and Melvin L. Moeschberger devote section 4.5 in their book "Survival Analysis" (Springer, starting on page 117 in the 2nd edition) to the topic: "Point and Interval Estimates of the Mean and Median Survival Time".

I hope this helps,
Roland



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