Using and Understanding Medical Statistics

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Karger Medical and Scientific Publishers, Jan 1, 1996 - Medical - 246 pages
Since the first edition of this work, developments in computer technology have affected the practice of medicine and the methods of analyzing medical data. The book includes two new chapters, one providing introduction to longitudinal data, the other looking at clinical trials.
 

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Contents

Basic Concepts
1
Tests of Significance
11
Approximate Significance Tests for Contingency Tables
38
Some Warnings Concerning 2 2 Tables
56
KaplanMeier or ActuarialSurvival Curves
64
The LogRank or MantelHaenszel Test for the Comparison
75
An Introduction to the Normal Distribution
84
Analyzing Normally Distributed Data
98
Binary Logistic Regression
136
Proportional Hazards Regression
150
The Analysis of Longitudinal Data
161
The Question of Sample Size
187
Further Comments Regarding Clinical Trials
209
Epidemiological Applications
224
References
237
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Linear Regression Models for Medical Data
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