Nonparametric estimation in a cure model with random cure times.

@article{Betensky2001NonparametricEI,
  title={Nonparametric estimation in a cure model with random cure times.},
  author={Rebecca A. Betensky and David A. Schoenfeld},
  journal={Biometrics},
  year={2001},
  volume={57 1},
  pages={
          282-6
        }
}
Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is a life-threatening acute condition that sometimes follows pneumonia or surgery. Patients who recover and leave the hospital are considered to have been cured at the time they leave the hospital. These data differ from typical data in which cure is a possibility: death times are not observed for patients who are cured and cure times are observed and vary among patients. Here we apply a competing risks model to these data and show it to be equivalent… CONTINUE READING
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