Parametric Methods for Comparing Two Survival Distributions

  1. Elisa T. Lee and
  2. John Wenyu Wang

Published Online: 30 JUN 2003

DOI: 10.1002/0471458546.ch10

Statistical Methods for Survival Data Analysis, Third Edition

Statistical Methods for Survival Data Analysis, Third Edition

How to Cite

Lee, E. T. and Wang, J. W. (2003) Parametric Methods for Comparing Two Survival Distributions, in Statistical Methods for Survival Data Analysis, Third Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/0471458546.ch10

Author Information

  1. Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology and Center for American Indian Health Research, College of Public Health, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 JUN 2003
  2. Published Print: 4 APR 2003

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471369974

Online ISBN: 9780471458548

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Keywords:

  • likelihood ratio test;
  • parametric methods;
  • comparing two survival distributions;
  • two exponential distributions;
  • comparison;
  • two Weibull distributions;
  • two gamma distributions

Summary

In this chapter we first discuss the likelihood ratio test for comparing two survival distributions. We then present either the likelihood ratio test or other tests for the comparison of two survival patterns that follow the exponential, Weibull, and gamma distributions. The chapter concludes with a problem solving section.