Improving estimates of event incidence over time in populations exposed to other events: application to three large databases.

The Kaplan-Meier (KM) method is commonly used to estimate the incidence of an event over time. It assumes independence between the event of interest and any competing event that precludes the event of interest to occur. However, when the competing event is death without the event of interest, censoring these patients will affect the incidence of the event… CONTINUE READING