Survival Analysis: State of the Art

Survival Analysis: State of the Art

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Survival analysis is a highly active area of research with applications spanning the physical, engineering, biological, and social sciences. In addition to statisticians and biostatisticians, researchers in this area include epidemiologists, reliability engineers, demographers and economists. The economists survival analysis by the name of duration analysis and the analysis of transition data. We attempted to bring together leading researchers, with a common interest in developing methodology in survival analysis, at the NATO Advanced Research Workshop. The research works collected in this volume are based on the presentations at the Workshop. Analysis of survival experiments is complicated by issues of censoring, where only partial observation of an individual's life length is available and left truncation, where individuals enter the study group if their life lengths exceed a given threshold time. Application of the theory of counting processes to survival analysis, as developed by the Scandinavian School, has allowed for substantial advances in the procedures for analyzing such experiments. The increased use of computer intensive solutions to inference problems in survival analysis~ in both the classical and Bayesian settings, is also evident throughout the volume. Several areas of research have received special attention in the volume.Repairs on systems such as the emission control and electrical systems are examples of repeated events. ... failures or repeated events for unit i is best given in terms of joint processes Ni(x), Wi(x), Zi(x), where x represents calendar time, Ni (x)anbsp;...

Title:Survival Analysis: State of the Art
Author:John P. Klein, Prem Goel
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2013-03-09


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