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There is a subtle distinction here. If the cumulative hazard over a period is 2-if the integrated instantaneous hazard rate over the period is 2-then over that period you would expect two failures, regardless of the time profile of the hazard rates themselves. During that period, the hazard rate might be constant, increasing, decreasing, or any combination of these. If, on the other hand, the hazard rate is 2/day at some instant, then failures are happening at the rate of 2/day at that instant.

3) exp( -tP) In real datasets, we often do not observe subjects from the onset of risk. That is, rather than observing subjects from t = 0 until failure, we observe them from t = t 0 until failure, with t 0 > 0. When the failure event is death or some other absorbing event after which continued observation is impossible or pointless, we will instead want to deal with the conditional variants of h(), H(), F(), J(), and S(). Those who failed (died) during the period 0 to t 0 will never be observed in our datasets.

Although the value chosen for t = 0 matters in most parametric models, the units in which tis measured (minutes, hours, days, years) do not matter. More correctly, for no popularly used hazard function ho(t) do the units oft matter. Because you can choose any nonnegative function for ho(t), you could choose one in which the units do matter, but that would be a poor choice. 25 defines t as years of age and defines birth as corresponding to the onset of risk. t = date_of_failure - date_of_diagnosis defines t as days since diagnosis and defines diagnosis as corresponding to the onset of risk.