This is a textbook of statistics for medical students, doctors, medical researchers, and others concerned with medical data. The fundamental concepts of study design, data collection and data analysis are explained by illustrtation and example.The material covered includes all the statisticalwork that would be required for a course in medicine and for the examinations of most of the royal colleges. It includes the design of clinical trials and epidemiological studies, data collection, summarizing and presenting data, probability, regression and correlation, reference ranges, mortalitydata, and the choice of the statistical method. The book is firmly grounded in medical data, particularly in medical research, and the interprestation of the results of calculations in their medical context is emphasised.
Now in its Fourth Edition, An Introduction to Medical Statistics continues to be a "must-have" textbook for anyone who needs a clear logical guide to the subject. Written in an easy-to-understand style and packed with real life examples, the text clearly explains the statistical principlesused in the medical literature. Taking readers through the common statistical methods seen in published research and guidelines, the text focuses on how to interpret and analyse statistics for clinical practice. Using extracts from real studies, the author illustrates how data can be employed correctly and incorrectly in medicalresearch helping readers to evaluate the statistics they encounter and appropriately implement findings in clinical practice. End of chapter exercises, case studies and multiple choice questions help readers to apply their learning and develop their own interpretative skills. This thoroughly revised edition includes new chapters on meta-analysis, missing data, and survival analysis.
This is a new edition of a popular textbook which describes the design and analysis of medical research studies, using many real examples. It includes many questions of readers to test their knowledge.
"Statistiken sind merkwürdige Dinge ...", dies wird so mancher Mediziner denken, wenn er sich mit der Biometrie befaßt. Sei es im Rahmen seiner Ausbildung oder im Zuge wissenschaftlicher oder klinischer Studien, Kenntnisse der Statistik und Mathematik sind unentbehrlich für die tägliche Arbeit des Mediziners. Ziel dieses Lehrbuches ist es, den Mediziner systematisch an biometrische Terminologie und Arbeitsmethoden heranzuführen, um ihn schließlich mit den Grundlagen der Wahrscheinlichkeitsrechung vertraut zu machen. Nach der Lektüre dieses Buches hält der Leser ein Werkzeug in den Händen, das ihm bei der Lösung medizinscher Fragestellungen hilft ebenso wie bei der Beschreibung von Ergebnissen wissenschaftlicher Studien und natürlich bei der Doktorarbeit!