Medical Uses of Statistics

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Author: John C. Bailar,David C. Hoaglin

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118211189

Category: Medical

Page: 528

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A new edition of the classic guide to the use of statistics inmedicine, featuring examples from articles in the New EnglandJournal of Medicine Medical Uses of Statistics has served as one of the mostinfluential works on the subject for physicians,physicians-in-training, and a myriad of healthcare experts who needa clear idea of the proper application of statistical techniques inclinical studies as well as the implications of theirinterpretation for clinical practice. This Third Editionmaintains the focus on the critical ideas, rather than themechanics, to give practitioners and students the resources theyneed to understand the statistical methods they encounter in modernmedical literature. Bringing together contributions from more than two dozendistinguished statisticians and medical doctors, this volumestresses the underlying concepts in areas such as randomizedtrials, survival analysis, genetics, linear regression,meta-analysis, and risk analysis. The Third Editionincludes: Numerous examples based on studies taken directly from the pagesof the New England Journal ofMedicine Two added chapters on statistics in genetics Two new chapters on the application of statistical methods tostudies in epidemiology New chapters on analyses of randomized trials, linearregression, categorical data analysis, meta-analysis, subgroupanalyses, and risk analysis Updated chapters on statistical thinking, crossover designs,p-values, survival analysis, and reporting research results A focus on helping readers to critically interpret publishedresults of clinical research Medical Uses of Statistics, Third Edition is a valuableresource for researchers and physicians working in anyhealth-related field. It is also an excellent supplemental book forcourses on medicine, biostatistics, and clinical research at theupper-undergraduate and graduate levels. You can also visit the NewEngland Journal of Medicine website for relatedinformation.

Medical Uses of Statistics

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Author: John C. Bailar III,Frederick Mosteller

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0429529600

Category: Mathematics

Page: 480

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This work explains the purpose of statistical methods in medical studies and analyzes the statistical techniques used by clinical investigators, with special emphasis on studies published in "The New England Journal of Medicine". It clarifies fundamental concepts of statistical design and analysis, and facilitates the understanding of research results.

Advanced Medical Statistics

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Author: Ying Lu,Ji-Qian Fang

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9789810248000

Category: Medical

Page: 1101

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This book presents new and powerful advanced statistical methods that have been used in modern medicine, drug development, and epidemiology. Some of these methods were initially developed for tackling medical problems. All 29 chapters are self-contained. Each chapter represents the new development and future research topics for a medical or statistical branch. For the benefit of readers with different statistical background, each chapter follows a similar style: the explanation of medical challenges, statistical ideas and strategies, statistical methods and techniques, mathematical remarks and background and reference. All chapters are written by experts of the respective topics.

Interpretation and Uses of Medical Statistics

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Author: Leslie Daly,Geoffrey J Bourke

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470695250

Category: Medical

Page: 584

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In 1969 the first edition of this book introduced the concepts of statistics and their medical application to readers with no formal training in this area. While retaining this basic aim, the authors have expanded the coverage in each subsequent edition to keep pace with the increasing use and sophistication of statistics in medical research. This fifth edition has undergone major restructuring, with some sections completely rewritten; it is now more logically organized and more user friendly (with the addition of 'summary boxes' throughout the text). It incorporates new statistical techniques and approaches that have made an appearance since the last edition. In addition, some chapters or chapter headings are specifically marked to signify material that is more difficult than the material in which it is embedded - such sections or chapters can be omitted at first reading. Several new chapters have been added . "Associations: Chance, Confounded and Causal?" explains without any formulae the concepts underlying confounding, confidence intervals and p values, and the interpretation of associations observed in research investigations. Another new chapter considers sample size calculations in some detail and provides, in addition to the relevant formulae, useful tables that should give the researcher an indication of the order of magnitude of the number of subjects he or she might require in different situations.

Practical Statistics for Medical Research

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Author: Douglas G. Altman

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780412276309

Category: Mathematics

Page: 624

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Most medical researchers, whether clinical or non-clinical, receive some background in statistics as undergraduates. However, it is most often brief, a long time ago, and largely forgotten by the time it is needed. Furthermore, many introductory texts fall short of adequately explaining the underlying concepts of statistics, and often are divorced from the reality of conducting and assessing medical research. Practical Statistics for Medical Research is a problem-based text for medical researchers, medical students, and others in the medical arena who need to use statistics but have no specialized mathematics background. The author draws on twenty years of experience as a consulting medical statistician to provide clear explanations to key statistical concepts, with a firm emphasis on practical aspects of designing and analyzing medical research. The text gives special attention to the presentation and interpretation of results and the many real problems that arise in medical research.

Medical Statistics at a Glance Workbook

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Author: Aviva Petrie,Caroline Sabin

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118608488

Category: Medical

Page: 120

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This comprehensive workbook contains a variety ofself-assessment methods that allow readers to test theirstatistical knowledge, put it into practice, and apply it in amedical context, while also providing guidance when criticallyappraising published literature. It is designed to support thebest-selling third edition of ahref="http://eu.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-140518051X.html"MedicalStatistics at a Glance/a, to which it is fullycross-referenced, but may be used independently of it. Ideal for medical students, junior doctors, researchers and anyoneworking in the biomedical and pharmaceutical disciplines who wantsto feel more confident in basic medical statistics, the titleincludes: • Over 80 MCQs, each testing knowledge of a singlestatistical concept or aspect of study interpretation • 29 structured questions to explore in greaterdepth several statistical techniques or principles, including the choice of appropriate statistical analyses and theinterpretation of study findings • Templates for the appraisal of clinical trials andobservational studies, plus full appraisals of two published papersto demonstrate the use of these templates in practice • Detailed step-by-step analyses of two substantial datasets (also available at ahref="http://www.medstatsaag.com/"www.medstatsaag.com/a) todemonstrate the application of statistical procedures to real-liferesearch Medical Statistics at a Glance Workbook is the idealresource to test statistical knowledge and improve analytical andinterpretational skills. Additional resources are available at ahref="http://www.medstatsaag.com/"www.medstatsaag.com/a,including: • Excel datasets to accompany the data analysissection • Downloadable PDFs of two templates for criticalappraisal • Links to online further reading • Supplementary MCQs

Medical Statistics

A Textbook for the Health Sciences

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Author: Michael J. Campbell,David Machin,Stephen J. Walters

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470976630

Category: Medical

Page: 344

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Provides students and practitioners with a clear, concise introduction to the statistics they will come across in their regular reading of clinical papers. Written by three experts with wide teaching and consulting experience, Medical Statistics: A Textbook for the Health Sciences, Fourth Edition: Assumes no prior knowledge of statistics Covers all essential statistical methods Completely revised, updated and expanded Includes numerous examples and exercises on the interpretation of the statistics in papers published in medical journals From the reviews of the previous edition: "The book has several excellent features: it is written by statisticians, is.... well presented, is well referenced.... and is short." THE LANCET "Many statisticians are concerned at the generally poor standard of statistics in papers published in medical journals. Perhaps this could be remedied if more research workers would spare a few hours to read through Campbell and Machin's book." BRITISH MEDICAL JOURNAL "... a simple, interesting and insightful introduction to medical statistics... highly recommended." STATISTICAL METHODS IN MEDICAL RESEARCH "Campbell and Machin found the golden mean... this book can be recommended for all students and all medical researchers." ISCB NEWSLETTER

Medical Statistics Made Easy

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Author: Michael Harris,Gordon Taylor

Publisher: Royal College of General Practitioners

ISBN: 190790445X

Category: Medical

Page: 116

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Medical Statistics Made Easy 3e scores 99/100 and 5 stars on Doody's (Sept 2014)! Here's what the reviewer said: "This is a practical guide to the use of statistics in medical literature and their application in clinical practice. The numerous examples help make the conceptualization of complex ideas easy. It is a great resource for healthcare students and clinicians in the field." Medical Statistics Made Easy has been a perennial bestseller since it was first published in 2003 (#1 bestseller in medical statistics on Amazon). It is widely recommend on a variety of courses and programmes, from undergraduate medicine, through to professional medical qualifications. It is a book of key statistics principles for anyone studying or working in medicine and healthcare who needs a basic overview of the subject. Using a consistent format, the authors describe the most common statistical methods in turn and then rate them on how difficult they are to understand and how common they are. The worked examples that demonstrate the statistical method in action have been updated to include current articles from the medical literature and now feature a much wider range of medical journals. This new third edition continues with the same structure as the previous editions and also includes a new section on statistical process controls. From reviews of the second edition: "We would recommend this book as an introduction into medical statistics before plunging into the deep 'statistical' waters! It gives confidence to the reader in taking up the challenge of understanding statistics and [being] able to apply knowledge in analysing medical literature." Stefanie Zhao Lin Lip & Louise Murchison, Scottish Medical Journal, June 2010 "If ever there was a book that completely lived up to its title, this is it... The whole way in which the authors have written this book is commendable; the chapters are succinct, easy to follow and a pleasure to read...Is it value for money? – a definite yes even at twice the price. Of course I never exaggerate but if you breathe, you should own this book!" Ian Pearce, Urology News, June 2010