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Testing equality of survival functions of quality-adjusted lifetime

Zhao, H.; Tsiatis, A.A.

Biometrics 57(3): 861-867

2001


ISSN/ISBN: 0006-341X
PMID: 11550938
DOI: 10.1111/j.0006-341x.2001.00861.x
Accession: 009995051

The authors describe a technique for comparing the survival functions of quality adjusted lifetime from 2 treatments. When quality adjusted lifetime is the same as the survival time, the test statistic becomes the ordinary log-rank test. To examine the behavior of the proposed test statistic under null and alternative hypotheses, simulation experiments are performed.

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