Revistes Publicacions URV: SORT - Statistics and Operations Research Transactions> 2006

Univariate Parametric Survival Analysis using GS-distributions

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    Identifier: RP:2305
  • Authors:

    Fibla, Joan
    Rué, Montserrat
    Muiño, José M.
    Sorribas, Albert
  • Others:

    URV's Author/s: Fibla, Joan Rué, Montserrat Muiño, José M. Sorribas, Albert
    Abstract: The GS-distribution is a family of distributions that provide an accurate representation of any unimodal univariate continuous distribution. In this contribution we explore the utility of this family as a general model in survival analysis. We show that the survival function based on the GS-distribution is able to provide a model for univariate survival data and that appropriate estimates can be obtained. We develop some hypotheses tests that can be used for checking the underlying survival model and for comparing the survival of different groups.
    Journal publication year: 2006
    Publication Type: info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion info:eu-repo/semantics/article