On the role of finite mixture models in survival analysis.

G. J. McLachlan, D. C. McGiffin

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Abstract

In this paper we review the role of finite mixture models in the field of survival analysis. Finite mixture models can be used to analyse failure-time data in a variety of situations. In particular, they provide a way of modelling time to failure in the case of competing risks.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)211-226
Number of pages16
JournalStatistical Methods in Medical Research
Volume3
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1994
Externally publishedYes

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