|Subject||Re: st: survival analysis vs ols|
|Date||Wed, 06 Oct 2004 16:28:10 +0100|
Zhu, Carolyn wrote:
Hello,Survival analysis has one great advantage here: you can the shape of the distribution of time to treatment as a nuisance parameter, something to be got out of the way before getting down to the real work. You can report quantiles of interest, and use the graphs available to very good effect.
We are trying to estimate the effect of ER room conditions on the time it takes for patients to receive treatment A. All patients received treatment A some time their ER admission so we don't have any right censoring problem. I was just told that in this case survival analysis and OLS give the same results. Is that correct?