Statistics in Medicine

ISBN-10: 0123848644
ISBN-13: 9780123848642
Edition: 3rd 2012
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Description: Medicine deals with treatments that work often but not always, so treatment success must be based on probability. Statistical methods lift medical research from the anecdotal to measured levels of probability.Statistics in Medicine, Third Edition  More...

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Book details

List price: $74.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology Books
Publication date: 7/9/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 738
Size: 8.00" wide x 9.75" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 3.960
Language: English

Medicine deals with treatments that work often but not always, so treatment success must be based on probability. Statistical methods lift medical research from the anecdotal to measured levels of probability.Statistics in Medicine, Third Edition offers a unique combination of reference information for practitioners and researchers, along with core statistical methods for medical and health care students. It makes medical statistics easy for the non-biostatistician by outlining the common statistical methods used in 90% of medical research and clearly explaining the underlying basics. The book does not require a significant level of statistical knowledge, and provides abundant clinical examples and exercises to reinforce concepts.Easy-to-follow format incorporates medical examples, step-by-step methods, and "check -yourself" exercisesAppeals to readers with little or no statistical background, across medical and biomedical disciplinesTwo new opening chapters summarize the research development steps, from conceiving a study to putting obtained data in an analyzable form, to finishing analysis and publishing the study. (1) Designing a study, acquiring data, & writing for journals, and (2) Planning analysis: What should I do with my data?Allows the book to stand alone as an overview guide for research in medicineFills the gap left in all other medical statistics books between the reader's knowledge of how to go about research and the books' coverage of how to analyze results of that researchWithin the opening "Plan of the Book" three recommend teaching plans will be listed: one recommending chapters/sections for a 2-credit-one-term introduction, one for a 3-credit-one-term introduction, and one for a 1-year courseEnhances flexibility of book content for use in courses across medical and biomedical disciplinesSaves researchers and professors time in looking for two separate books to teach a course and conduct researchUnique separate section of chapter summaries at the end of the book - a sort of a Reader's Digest summary of the book that highlights the key results (formulas, method algorithms, and check lists)Clinician/researchers will appreciate a quick reference source when they may not have the time or patience to read through the entire bookStudents will be able to use these sections as a study guide or a quick refresherCompanion web site hosts:Databases in Excel format that were used in the book, which can be downloaded and transferred into whatever format is neededPowerPoint slides of figures, tables, and graphs from the bookLinks to most commonly used statistical software packages (SAS, SPSS, Minitab), ISM, SSMResearchers and students can both use the databases to perform the exercises given in the book or to practice using any appropriate statistical methodsResearcher/professors will use PowerPoint slides in their professional/course lecturesResearchers and students may both need to know where to find recommended software packages to analyze their data 

Robert H. Riffenburgh, Ph.D. provides advice on experimental design, statistical analysis, and scientific integrity on the approximately 140 new studies beginning each year at the Naval Medical Center San Diego. He is former professor and Head, Dept. of Statistics, Univ. of Connecticut, and has been faculty at Va Tech., Univ. Hawaii, Univ. Maryland, Univ. California San Diego, San Diego State Univ., and in Leidin (The Netherlands). He has been president of his own consulting firm and performed and directed operations research for the U.S. Government and NATO. He has consulted periodically on medical statistics throughout his career and full-time for the last eight years. He has received numerous awards and has published more than 125 professional papers.

Databases
Foreword 3rd Edition
Foreword 2nd Edition
Foreword First Edition
Acknowledgments
How to Use this Book
Planning Studies: From Design to Publication
Planning Analysis: What Do I Do with my Data?
Probability and Relative Frequency Distributions
Distributions
Descriptive Statistics
Finding Probabilities of Error
Confidence Intervals
Hypothesis Testing: Concept and Practice
Tests on Categorical Data
Risks, Odds, and ROC Curves
Tests on Ranked Data
Tests on Means of Continuous Data
Multi-Factor ANOVA and ANCOVA
Tests on Variability and Distributions
Managing Results of Analysis
Equivalence Testing
Bayesian Statistics
Sample Size Estimation and Meta-Analysis
Modeling Concepts and Methods
Clinical Decisions Based on Models
Regression and Correlation
Multiple and Curvilinear Regression
Survival, Logistic Regression, and Cox Regression
Sequential Analysis and Time Series
Epidemiology
Measuring Association and Agreement
Questionnaires and Surveys
Methods You Might Meet, But Not Every Day
References and Data Sources
Tables of Probability Distributions

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