Applications of Non-Homogeneous Markov Chains to Medical Studies

Nonparametric Analysis for Prospective and Retrospective Data
  • Ø. Borgan
Conference paper
Part of the Medizinische Informatik und Statistik book series (MEDINFO, volume 26)


Recently, AALEN (1978) has shown how the modern theory of stochastic processes may be a useful tool in developing nonparametric estimation and testing procedures of interest in medicine and related fields. The purpose of the present paper is to give a nontechnical review of his results and some extensions of these, and to discuss problems connected with a nonparametric analysis of retrospective data.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ø. Borgan
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  1. 1.Institute of MathematicsUniversity of OsloOslo 3Norway

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