As we have seen in Chapters 4–6, the Nelson—Aalen estimator of the cumulative hazard rate is a basic quantity in describing the survival experience of a population. In Chapter 4, we used this estimator along with the closely related Product-Limit estimator to make crude comparisons between the disease-free survival curves of bone marrow transplant patients with different types of leukemia, and in section 6.3, we used this statistic as the basis for estimating excess mortality of Iowa psychiatric patients.
KeywordsWeight Function Hazard Rate Monte Carlo Study Death Time Uncensored Data
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