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Comput Methods Programs Biomed. 2011 Nov;104(2):188-92. doi: 10.1016/j.cmpb.2011.03.006. Epub 2011 May 7.

The Lindley distribution applied to competing risks lifetime data.

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Universidade Estadual de Maringá, DEs, PR, Brazil.


Competing risks data usually arises in studies in which the death or failure of an individual or an item may be classified into one of k ≥ 2 mutually exclusive causes. In this paper a simple competing risks distribution is proposed as a possible alternative to the Exponential or Weibull distributions usually considered in lifetime data analysis. We consider the case when the competing risks have a Lindley distribution. Also, we assume that the competing events are uncorrelated and that each subject can experience only one type of event at any particular time.

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