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Kaplan-Meier Estimate

"Kaplan-Meier Estimate" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

A nonparametric method of compiling LIFE TABLES or survival tables. It combines calculated probabilities of survival and estimates to allow for observations occurring beyond a measurement threshold, which are assumed to occur randomly. Time intervals are defined as ending each time an event occurs and are therefore unequal. (From Last, A Dictionary of Epidemiology, 1995)


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Kaplan-Meier Estimate" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Kaplan-Meier Estimate" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 3242 publications over 15 distinct years, with a maximum of 395 publications in 2017
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