A mathematical model of survival kinetics. I. Theoretical basis.

@article{Piantanelli1986AMM,
  title={A mathematical model of survival kinetics. I. Theoretical basis.},
  author={Lucio Piantanelli},
  journal={Archives of gerontology and geriatrics},
  year={1986},
  volume={5 2},
  pages={107-18}
}
A mathematical model of mortality and survival kinetics is proposed based upon the two main aspects of survival data, namely, the rate of vitality reduction with age and its statistical distribution. Certain mathematical assumptions are made on the time-course of both vitality and its distribution. Then, these two aspects are integrated in a single model which can be used to describe survivorship, cumulative mortality or dying. The model is capable of fitting empirical curves even at very… CONTINUE READING