Medical Statistics at a Glance

John Wiley & Sons, Sep 30, 2019 - Medical - 208 pages

Now in its fourth edition, Medical Statistics at a Glance is a concise and accessible introduction to this complex subject. It provides clear instruction on how to apply commonly used statistical procedures in an easy-to-read, comprehensive and relevant volume. This new edition continues to be the ideal introductory manual and reference guide to medical statistics, an invaluable companion for statistics lectures and a very useful revision aid.

This new edition of Medical Statistics at a Glance:

• Offers guidance on the practical application of statistical methods in conducting research and presenting results
• Explains the underlying concepts of medical statistics and presents the key facts without being unduly mathematical
• Contains succinct self-contained chapters, each with one or more examples, many of them new, to illustrate the use of the methodology described in the chapter.
• Now provides templates for critical appraisal, checklists for the reporting of randomized controlled trials and observational studies and references to the EQUATOR guidelines for the presentation of study results for many other types of study
• Includes extensive cross-referencing, flowcharts to aid the choice of appropriate tests, learning objectives for each chapter, a glossary of terms and a glossary of annotated full computer output relevant to the examples in the text
• Provides cross-referencing to the multiple choice and structured questions in the companion Medical Statistics at a Glance Workbook

Medical Statistics at a Glance is a must-have text for undergraduate and post-graduate medical students, medical researchers and biomedical and pharmaceutical professionals.

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Contents

 Chapters 2 Error checking and outliers 6 Displaying data diagrammatically 8 the spread 12 the Normal 14 Transformations 18 Confidence intervals 24 Clinical trials 34
 Important considerations 34 Bias and confounding 100 Checking assumptions 104 Sample size calculations 107 Presenting results 111 Part 1 115 Diagnostic tools 116 Assessing agreement 119 Evidencebased medicine 124

 Casecontrol studies 40 Errors in hypothesis testing 47 two related groups 54 more than two groups 60 a single proportion 63 two proportions 66 more than two categories 69 Regression and correlation 26 Correlation 72 The theory of linear regression 75 Performing a linear regression analysis 77 Multiple linear regression 81 Binary outcomes and logistic regression 85 Rates and Poisson regression 89 Generalized linear models 93 Explanatory variables in statistical models 96
 Methods for clustered data 127 Regression methods for clustered data 130 Systematic reviews and metaanalysis 134 Survival analysis 138 Bayesian methods 142 Developing prognostic scores 144 Appendices 147 A Statistical tables 148 B Altmans nomogram for sample size calculations Chapter 36 155 Typical computer output 156 Checklists and trial profile from the EQUATOR network and critical appraisal templates 169 E Glossary of terms 178 F Chapter numbers with relevant multiplechoice questions and structured questions from Medical Statistics at a Glance Workbook 188 Index 190 Copyright