Medical Statistics

ISBN-10: 0865428719

ISBN-13: 9780865428713

Edition: 2nd 2003 (Revised)

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Description: An introduction to medical statistics, this book covers all the topics which a medical student or research worker is likely to encounter in routine work. It can be used for self-teaching, as a reference text and as a companion to basic courses in medical statistics.

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Book details

List price: $84.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/27/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 512
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

Preface to the second edition
Preface to the first edition
Basics
Using this book
Defining the data
Displaying the data
Analysis of numerical outcomes
Means, standard deviations and standard errors
The normal distribution
Confidence interval for a mean
Comparison of two means: confidence intervals, hypothesis tests and P-values
Using P-values and confidence intervals to interpret the results of statistical analyses
Comparison of means from several groups: analysis of variance
Linear regression and correlation
Multiple regression
Goodness of fit and regression diagnostics
Transformations
Analysis of binary outcomes
Probability, risk and odds (of disease)
Proportions and the binomial distribution
Comparing two proportions
Chi-squared tests for 2 x 2 and larger contingency tables
Controlling for confounding: stratification
Logistic regression: comparing two or more exposure groups
Logistic regression: controlling for confounding and other extensions
Matched studies
Longitudinal studies: Analysis of rates and survival times
Longitudinal studies, rates and the Poisson distribution
Comparing rates
Poisson regression
Standardization
Survival analysis: displaying and comparing survival patterns
Regression analysis of survival data
Statistical modelling
Likelihood
Regression modelling
Relaxing model assumptions
Analysis of clustered data
Systematic reviews and meta-analysis
Bayesian statistics
Study design, analysis and interpretation
Linking analysis to study design: summary of methods
Calculation of required sample size
Measurement error: assessment and implications
Measures of association and impact
Strategies for analysis
Appendix: Statistical tables
Areas in tail of the standard normal distribution
Percentage points of the standard normal distribution
Percentage points of the t distribution
Two-sided P-values for the t distribution, according to the value of the test statistic
Percentage points of the X[superscript 2] distribution
Probits
Critical values for the Wilcoxon matched pairs signed rank test
Critical ranges for the Wilcoxon rank sum test
Random numbers
Bibliography
Index
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