Analysis of Survival Data

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CRC Press, Jun 1, 1984 - Mathematics - 208 pages
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This monograph contains many ideas on the analysis of survival data to present a comprehensive account of the field. The value of survival analysis is not confined to medical statistics, where the benefit of the analysis of data on such factors as life expectancy and duration of periods of freedom from symptoms of a disease as related to a treatment applied individual histories and so on, is obvious. The techniques also find important applications in industrial life testing and a range of subjects from physics to econometrics. In the eleven chapters of the book the methods and applications of are discussed and illustrated by examples.
 

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Contents

Distributions of failure time
13
single sample
32
Singlesample nonparametric methods
48
model formulation
62
Fully parametric analysis of dependency
80
Proportional hazards model
91
CONTENTS vii
107
Several types of failure
142
Bivariate survivor functions
156
Selfconsistency and the EM algorithm
165
References
183
Subject index
198
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