[R] Difference in Kaplan-Meier estimates plus CI
Thomas Lumley
tlumley at uw.edu
Thu Mar 8 20:30:06 CET 2012
On Fri, Mar 9, 2012 at 3:08 AM, Terry Therneau <therneau at mayo.edu> wrote:
> A note on standard errors: S(t) +- std is a terrible confidence
> interval. You will be much more accurate if you use log scale. (Some
> argue for logit or log-log, in truth they work well.) If n is large
> enough, however, you should be ok.
Very true, but if one really wants a confidence interval for
S_1(t)-S_2(t) (not for S_1(t)/S_2(t)) then one is pretty much forced
to use the raw probability scale.
-thomas
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Thomas Lumley
Professor of Biostatistics
University of Auckland
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