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Survival rate is a part of survival analysis, indicating the percentage of people in a study or treatment group who are alive for a given period of time after diagnosis. Survival rates are important for prognosis, but because this rate is based on the population as a whole, an individual prognosis may be different depending on newer treatments since the last statistical analysis as well as the overall general health of the patient.

There are various types of survival rates. They often serve as endpoints of clinical trials, and should not be confused with mortality rates, a population metric.

survival_rate.txt · Last modified: 2016/01/18 18:28 (external edit)