In keeping with the general pattern of this book each chapter is summarized by a brief description of its contents. This section (Section 1.1) is the first such summary in this book. Following these summaries is usually a section headed “Motivation” which describes the key reasons for our interest in the topic. In this Introduction we consider a number of examples in which the methods of survival analysis, proportional and non-proportional hazards model in particular, have been used to advantage. We then describe the outline of the book as a whole and point out some particular areas in which, at the time of writing, there is no established consensus about the best way of tackling them.
KeywordsExposure History Frailty Model Partial Likelihood Established Consensus Partial Likelihood Estimator
Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.