Tests for Monotone Mean Residual Life Using Randomly Censored Data.
FLORIDA STATE UNIV TALLAHASSEE DEPT OF STATISTICS
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The means residual life mrl function epsilon sub Fx gives the expected remaining life of a patient at age x, where the underlying failure distribution is F. Reliabilists and biometricians have found it useful to categorize failure distributions by monotonicity properties of the mrl. In particular F is said to be a decreasing mean residual life dmrl distribution if epsilon sub F0 is finite and for all 0 less than or t, epsilon sub Fs less than or epsilon sub Ft. If the preceding inequality is reversed, F is said to be an increasing mean residual life imrl distribution.
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