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Medical Biostatistics

ISBN-10: 1439884145

ISBN-13: 9781439884140

Edition: 3rd 2013 (Revised)

Authors: Abhaya Indrayan

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Emphasizing statistical concepts used in medicine, the interpretation of methods, and applications, Medical Biostatistics, Second Editionshows how biostatistical methods are important tools in managing uncertainties in medicine and the health sciences. With coverage ranging from elementary topics, such as mean and standard deviation, to advanced approaches, such as logistic regression and multivariate methods, this edition is even more far-reaching in scope than its predecessor. New to the Second Edition Full chapters on clinical trials, observational studies, laboratory experiments, survival analysis, and logistic regression A new chapter on clinimetrics and evidence-based medicine Expanded discussions on epistemic uncertainties, crossover designs, equivalence trials and studies, hazard functions, and the log-rank test The introduction of research evidence, multilevel regression, classification, and regression trees at an elementary level Sample size formulas for relative risk, odds ratio, and survival studies Numerous additional examples from contemporary medical literature Numbered steps for the many procedures and remarks Requiring only high school algebra, this text enables a solid understanding of the statistical concepts required to critically examine medical literature, scientifically plan and carry out medical investigations, and meaningfully analyze data.
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Book details

List price: $110.00
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 9/10/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 1024
Size: 6.25" wide x 8.75" long x 2.00" tall
Weight: 3.278

Medical Uncertainties
Role of Biostatistics
Uncertainties in Health and Disease
Uncertainties in Medical Research
Uncertainties in Health Planning and Evaluation
Management of Uncertainties: About This Book
Basics of Medical Studies
Study Protocol
Types of Medical Studies
Data Collection
Nonsampling Errors and Other Biases
Sampling Methods
Sampling Concepts
Common Methods of Random Sampling
Some Other Methods of Sampling
Designs for Observational Studies
Some Basic Concepts
Prospective Studies
Retrospective Studies
Cross-Sectional Studies
Comparative Performance of Prospective, Retrospective, and Cross-Sectional Studies
Medical Experiments
Basic Features of Medical Experiments
Design of Experiments
Choice and Sampling of Units for Laboratory Experiments6
Clinical Trials
Therapeutic Trials
Issues in Clinical Trials
Trials Other than Therapeutics
Numerical Methods for Representing Variation
Types of Measurement
Tabular Presentation
Rates and Ratios
Central and Other Locations
Measuring Variability
Presentation of Variation by Figures
Graphs for Frequency Distribution
Pie, Bar, and Line Diagrams
Special Diagrams in Health and Medicine
Charts and Maps
Some Quantitative Aspects of Medicine
Some Epidemiological Measures of Health and Disease
Reference Values
Measurement of Uncertainty: Probability
Validity of Medical Tests
Search for the Best Threshold of Continuous Test: ROC Curve
Clinimetrics and Evidence-Based Medicine
Indicators, Indexes, and Scores
Clinimetrics
Evidence-Based Medicine
Measurement of Community Health
Indicators of Mortality
Measures of Morbidity
Indicators of Social and Mental Health
Composite Indexes of Health
Confidence Intervals, Principles of Tests of Significance, and Sample Size
Sampling Distributions
Confidence Intervals P-Values and Statistical Significance
Assessing Gaussian Pattern
Initial Debate on Statistical Significance
Sample Size Determination in Some Cases
Inference from Proportions
One Qualitative Variable
Proportions in 2 x 2 Tables
Analysis of R x C Tables (Large n)
Three-Way Tables
Assessment of Association in Three-Way Tables
Relative Risk and Odds Ratio
Relative and Attributable Risks (Large n)
Odds Ratio
Stratified Analysis, Sample Size, and Meta Analysis
Inference from Means
Comparison of Means in One and Two Groups (Gaussian Conditions): Student t-Test
Comparison of Means in Three or More Groups (Gaussian Conditions): ANOVA F-Test
Non-Gaussian Conditions: Nonparametric Tests for Location
When Significant Is Not Significant
Relationships: Quantitative Data
Some General Features of a Regression Setup
Linear Regression Models
Some Issues in Linear Regression
Measuring the Strength of Quantitative Relationship
Assessment of Quantitative Agreement
Relationships: Qualitative Dependent
Binary Dependent: Logistic Regression (Large n)
Inference from Logistic Coefficients
Issues in Logistic Regression
Some Models for Qualitative Data and Generalizations
Strength of Relationship in Qualitative Variables
Survival Analysis
Life Expectancy
Analysis of Survival Data
Issues in Survival Analysis
Simultaneous Consideration of Several Variables
Scope of Multivariate Methods
Dependent and Independent Sets of Variables
Identification of Structure in the Observations
Quality Considerations
Statistical Quality Control in Medical Care
Quality of Measurements
Quality of Statistical Models: Robustness
Quality of Data
Statistical Fallacies
Problems with the Sample
Inadequate Analysis
Errors in Presentation of Findings
Misinterpretation
Statistical Software
Some Statistical Tables
Software Illustrations