Estimation of Basic Quantities for Other Sampling Schemes
In Chapter 4, we examined techniques for estimating the survival function for right-censored data in sections 4.2–4.5 and for left-truncated data in section 4.6. In this chapter, we discuss how to estimate the survival function for other sampling schemes, namely, left, double, and interval censoring, right-truncation, and grouped data. Each sampling scheme provides different information about the survival function and requires a different technique for estimation.
KeywordsLife Table Survival Function Induction Time Palpable Tumor Needlestick Injury
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