Probability Plotting with Independent Competing Risks
In this chapter, we discuss probability plotting for competing risk data in the presence of Type I or right censoring. The construction of probability plots is based on the linearization of the cumulative distribution function of the first-order statistic. We consider the case when risks are independent. We describe procedures for constructing pointwise confidence intervals based on large-sample properties of maximum likelihood estimators. The proposed method is compared with traditional probability plotting that assumes that causes of failure can be eliminated.
Keywords and phrasesCompeting risks maximum likelihood estimation probability plotting right censoring
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