Estimação clássica e Bayesiana em modelos de sobrevida com fração de cura
ALMEIDA, Josemir Ramos de. Estimação clássica e Bayesiana em modelos de sobrevida com fração de cura. 2013. 87 f. Dissertação (Mestrado em Probabilidade e Estatística; Modelagem Matemática) - Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte, Natal, 2013.
Almeida, Josemir Ramos de
In Survival Analysis, long duration models allow for the estimation of the healing fraction, which represents a portion of the population immune to the event of interest. Here we address classical and Bayesian estimation based on mixture models and promotion time models, using different distributions (exponential, Weibull and Pareto) to model failure time. The database used to illustrate the implementations is described in Kersey et al. (1987) and it consists of a group of leukemia patients who underwent a certain type of transplant. The specific implementations used were numeric optimization by BFGS as implemented in R (base::optim), Laplace approximation (own implementation) and Gibbs sampling as implemented in Winbugs. We describe the main features of the models used, the estimation methods and the computational aspects. We also discuss how different prior information can affect the Bayesian estimates