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Table 1 Description of methods evaluated using simulated data

From: How to handle mortality when investigating length of hospital stay and time to clinical stability

Estimator Description
1- Ŝ d i s ( t ) Complement of the Kaplan-Meier estimator of hospital discharge, obtained by censoring those patients who died at their time of death
C I ^ d i s ( t ) Estimate of cumulative incidence function of hospital discharge, obtained by treating in-hospital mortality as a competing risk
1- Ŝ d i s R ( t ) Complement of the KM estimator of hospital discharge, obtained by removing those patients who died
1- Ŝ d i s W ( t ) Complement of the KM estimator of hospital discharge, obtained by censoring those patients who died at the longest recorded LOS (30 days)