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Dicing with Death Chance, Risk and Health

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ISBN-10: 0521540232

ISBN-13: 9780521540230

Edition: 2003

Authors: Stephen Senn

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If you think that statistics has nothing to say about what you do or how you could do it better, then you are either wrong or in need of a more interesting job. Stephen Senn explains here how statistics determines many decisions about medical care--from allocating resources for health, to determining which drugs to license, to cause-and-effect in relation to disease. He tackles big themes: clinical trials and the development of medicines, life tables, vaccines and their risks or lack of them, smoking and lung cancer and even the power of prayer. He entertains with puzzles and paradoxes and covers the lives of famous statistical pioneers. By the end of the book the reader will see how…    
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Book details

List price: $36.99
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 11/20/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 264
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880

Preface
Circling the square
The diceman cometh
Trials of life
Of dice and men
Sex and the single patient
A hale view of pills
Time's tables
A dip in the pool
Things that bug us
The law is a ass
The empire of the sum