In the first chapter, we introduce the concept of survival analysis, explain the importance of this topic, and provide a quick introduction to the theory behind survival curves. We discuss why special methods are needed when dealing with time-to-event data and introduce the concept of censoring. We also discuss how we describe the distribution of the elapsed time until an event.
In this chapter, we will look into different methods of estimating survival curves. We will discuss the Kaplan-Meier estimate and the Weibull model as tools for survival curve estimation and learn how to communicate those results through visualization.
In this chapter, we will learn how to estimate and visualize a Weibull model to learn about the effects of covariates on the time-to-event outcome.
In the last chapter, we learn how to compute and interpret Cox models to understand why they are useful and how they differ from Weibull models.