Hypothesis Testing

  • John P. Klein
  • Melvin L. Moeschberger
Part of the Statistics for Biology and Health book series (SBH)

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Weight Function Hazard Rate Monte Carlo Study Death Time Uncensored Data 
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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • John P. Klein
    • 1
  • Melvin L. Moeschberger
    • 2
  1. 1.Division of BiostatisticsMedical College of WisconsinMilwaukeeUSA
  2. 2.School of Public Health, Division of Epidemiology and BiometricsThe Ohio State University Medical CenterColumbusUSA

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