Actuarial and actual analysis of surgical results: Empirical validation

Gary L. Grunkemeier, Richard P. Anderson, Albert Starr

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

20 Scopus citations


This report validates the use of the Kaplan-Meier (actuarial) method of computing survival curves by comparing 12-year estimates published in 1978 with current assessments. It also contrasts cumulative incidence curves, referred to as “actual” analysis in the cardiac-related literature with Kaplan-Meier curves for thromboembolism and demonstrates that with the former estimate the percentage of events that will actually occur.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1885-1887
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


Dive into the research topics of 'Actuarial and actual analysis of surgical results: Empirical validation'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this