Re: [R] (survexp:) compute the expected remaining survival time

From: Thomas Lumley <tlumley_at_u.washington.edu>
Date: Thu 22 Sep 2005 - 21:43:19 EST

On Thu, 22 Sep 2005, Anne wrote:

> DeaR list
> I would like to know if there is a direct method to compute the
> expected remaining survival time for a subject having survived up to
> time t. survexp gives me the probabilty for subject S to survive up to
> day D

You can't estimate expected survival times. You could estimate the probability of surviving to day D given survival to day t: just divide the probability of surviving to day D by the probability of surviving to day t.

         -thomas



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