Analysis of Censored Data: Survival Trees

  • Heping Zhang
  • Burton Singer
Part of the Statistics for Biology and Health book series (SBH)

Abstract

We elucidated in Chapter 4 the usefulness of the recursive partitioning technique for the analysis of binary outcomes. Not only can this technique be extended to the analysis of censored data, but also, as pointed out by Gordon and Olshen (1985), tree-based regression is applicable to more general situations than that of the proportion hazard regression described previously. As a matter of fact, the most popular use of the tree-based methods is in the area of survival analysis.

Keywords

Terminal Node Survival Tree Cumulative Hazard Pruning Rule Splitting Criterion 
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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • Heping Zhang
    • 1
  • Burton Singer
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Epidemiology and Public Health School of MedicineYale UniversityNew HavenUSA
  2. 2.Office of Population ResearchPrinceton UniversityPrincetonUSA

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