The mixture of two regression regimes has been extensively studied in economics. The test of a mixture of regimes in hazard modeling would be seen to have fundamental importance in biostatistical research but has not been studied. A two-regime parametric mixture is proposed to model the effect of a single covariate on the event time. Typically, the Cox proportional hazards model is applied to estimate a single regime survival regression function. The mixture of two regimes model contains five parameters to be estimated; namely, two parameters to describe each regime, and one to describe the mixing proportion. A software program developed for this research finds the maximum likelihood estimates of the parameters and the likelihood ratio test of the null hypothesis of a single regime against the alternative of a mixture of two regimes. A simulation study finds an approximation to the null distribution of the test and its approximate power.
|Number of Pages||96|
|Country of Manufacture||India|
|Product Brand||LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing|
|Product Packaging Info||Box|
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|Product First Available On ClickOnCare.com||2015-08-14 00:00:00|