Medical Statistics from Scratch: An Introduction for Health ProfessionalsThis long awaited second edition of this bestseller continues to provide a comprehensive, user friendly, downtoearth guide to elementary statistics. The book presents a detailed account of the most important procedures for the analysis of data, from the calculation of simple proportions, to a variety of statistical tests, and the use of regression models for modeling of clinical outcomes. The level of mathematics is kept to a minimum to make the material easily accessible to the novice, and a multitude of illustrative cases are included in every chapter, drawn from the current research literature. The new edition has been completely revised and updated and includes new chapters on basic quantitative methods, measuring survival, measurement scales, diagnostic testing, bayesian methods, metaanalysis and systematic reviews. "... After years of trying and failing, this is the only book on statistics that i have managed to read and understand"  Naveed Kirmani, Surgical Registrar, South London Healthcare HHS Trust, UK

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Contents
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II Descriptive Statistics  15 
III Getting the Data  69 
IV From Little to Large Statistical Inference  91 
V The Informed Guess Confidence Interval Estimation  109 
VI Putting it to the Test  139 
VII Getting up Close  169 
VIII Getting into a Relationship  187 
IX Two More Chapters  225 
Appendix Table of Random Numbers  251 
Solutions to Exercises  253 
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Medical Statistics from Scratch: An Introduction for Health Professionals David Bowers Limited preview  2014 
Medical Statistics from Scratch: An Introduction for Health Professionals David Bowers No preview available  2008 
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