Sankhya: The Indian Journal of Statistics

1995, Volume 57, Series A, Pt. 1, pp. 126--136

TWO METHODS OF ESTIMATING THE MEAN SURVIVAL TIME FROM CENSORED SAMPLES

By

 ZHENG ZUKANG, Fudan University

SUMMARY.  Two methods to estimate the mean survival time from censored samples are discussed. One is the integral of the estimator of the survival function. The other is Class K  estimator. Under some conditions they are consistent.

AMS (1980) subject classification.  62G05.

Key words and phrases. Censored data, mean survival time.

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