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Recurrent Events Data Analysis for Product Repairs, Disease Recurrences, and Other Applications

Recurrent Events Data Analysis for Product Repairs, Disease Recurrences, and Other Applications

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Part of ASA-SIAM Series on Statistics and Applied Probability

  • Date Published: January 1987
  • availability: This item is not supplied by Cambridge University Press in your region. Please contact Soc for Industrial & Applied Mathematics for availability.
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780898715224

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  • Survival data consist of a single event for each population unit, namely, end of life, which is modeled with a life distribution. In contrast, many applications involve repeated-events data, where a unit may accumulate any number of events over time. Examples include the number and cost of repairs of products, the number and treatment costs of recurrent disease episodes in patients, and the number of childbirths to statisticians. This applied book provides practitioners with basic nonparametric methods for such data, particularly the plot of the estimate of the population mean cumulative function (MCF), which yields most of the information sought. Recurrent Events Data Analysis for Product Repairs, Disease Recurrences, and Other Applications is the first book to present a simple, unified theory that includes data on costs or other 'values' of discrete events, not just the number of events.

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    'The book is clearly written, to the point, and is easy to read. It is well suited for self-study by practitioners with introductory level background in statistics. It can also be used as a supplementary text in a graduate or upper level undergraduate course on reliability. I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in analysis of recurrence data.' Necip Doganaksoy, Journal of Quality Technology

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    • Date Published: January 1987
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780898715224
    • length: 163 pages
    • dimensions: 261 x 182 x 14 mm
    • weight: 0.523kg
    • availability: This item is not supplied by Cambridge University Press in your region. Please contact Soc for Industrial & Applied Mathematics for availability.
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    Acknowledgements
    1. Recurrent Events Data and Applications
    2. Population Model, MCF, and Basic Concepts
    3. MCF Estimates for Exact Age Data
    4. MCF Confidence Limits for Exact Age Data
    5. MCF Estimate and Limits for Interval Age Data
    6. Analysis of a Mix of Events
    7.Comparison of Samples
    8. Survey of Related Topics
    References
    Index.

  • Author

    Wayne B. Nelson

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