Essential Medical Statistics

Author: Betty R. Kirkwood,Jonathan A. C. Sterne
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444392840
Category: Medical
Page: 512
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Blackwell Publishing is delighted to announce that this book has been Highly Commended in the 2004 BMA Medical Book Competition. Here is the judges' summary of this book: "This is a technical book on a technical subject but presented in a delightful way. There are many books on statistics for doctors but there are few that are excellent and this is certainly one of them. Statistics is not an easy subject to teach or write about. The authors have succeeded in producing a book that is as good as it can get. For the keen student who does not want a book for mathematicians, this is an excellent first book on medical statistics." Essential Medical Statistics is a classic amongst medical statisticians. An introductory textbook, it presents statistics with a clarity and logic that demystifies the subject, while providing a comprehensive coverage of advanced as well as basic methods. The second edition of Essential Medical Statistics has been comprehensively revised and updated to include modern statistical methods and modern approaches to statistical analysis, while retaining the approachable and non-mathematical style of the first edition. The book now includes full coverage of the most commonly used regression models, multiple linear regression, logistic regression, Poisson regression and Cox regression, as well as a chapter on general issues in regression modelling. In addition, new chapters introduce more advanced topics such as meta-analysis, likelihood, bootstrapping and robust standard errors, and analysis of clustered data. Aimed at students of medical statistics, medical researchers, public health practitioners and practising clinicians using statistics in their daily work, the book is designed as both a teaching and a reference text. The format of the book is clear with highlighted formulae and worked examples, so that all concepts are presented in a simple, practical and easy-to-understand way. The second edition enhances the emphasis on choice of appropriate methods with new chapters on strategies for analysis and measures of association and impact. Essential Medical Statistics is supported by a web site at This useful online resource provides statistical datasets to download, as well as sample chapters and future updates.

Essentials of Medical Statistics

Author: Betty Kirkwood
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN: 9780632010523
Category: Medical
Page: 246
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A concise, straightforward introduction to medical statistics, this book covers all the topics which a medical student or research worker is likely to encounter in routine work. It can be used for self-teaching, as a reference text, and as a useful companion to basic courses in medical statistics. The book consists of twenty short chapters, each including worked examples, the chapter order reflecting a logical progression of practical concepts rather than a formal mathematical development.

Essential Statistical Methods for Medical Statistics

Author: J. Philip Miller
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780444537386
Category: Mathematics
Page: 368
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Essential Statistical Methods for Medical Statistics presents only key contributions which have been selected from the volume in the Handbook of Statistics: Medical Statistics, Volume 27 (2009). While the use of statistics in these fields has a long and rich history, the explosive growth of science in general, and of clinical and epidemiological sciences in particular, has led to the development of new methods and innovative adaptations of standard methods. This volume is appropriately focused for individuals working in these fields. Contributors are internationally renowned experts in their respective areas. · Contributors are internationally renowned experts in their respective areas · Addresses emerging statistical challenges in epidemiological, biomedical, and pharmaceutical research · Methods for assessing Biomarkers, analysis of competing risks · Clinical trials including sequential and group sequential, crossover designs, cluster randomized, and adaptive designs · Structural equations modelling and longitudinal data analysis

Oxford Handbook of Medical Statistics

Author: Janet Peacock,Janet L. Peacock,Philip Peacock
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199551286
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 544
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The majority of medical research involves quantitative methods and so it is essential to be able to understand and interpret statistics. This book shows readers how to develop the skills required to critically appraise research evidence effectively, and how to conduct research and communicate their findings.


Publisher: Academic Publishers
ISBN: 9383420715
Category: Medical
Page: 200
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The Essentials of Biostatistics for Physicians, Nurses, and Clinicians

Author: Michael R. Chernick
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118071948
Category: Medical
Page: 228
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A fundamental and straightforward guide to using and understanding statistical concepts in medical research Designed specifically for healthcare practitioners who need to understand basic biostatistics but do not have much time to spare, The Essentials of Biostatistics for Physicians, Nurses and Clinicians presents important statistical methods used in today's biomedical research and provides insight on their appropriate application. Rather than provide detailed mathematics for each of these methods, the book emphasizes what healthcare practitioners need to know to interpret and incorporate the latest biomedical research into their practices. The author draws from his own experience developing and teaching biostatistics courses for physicians and nurses, offering a presentation that is non-technical and accessible. The book begins with a basic introduction to the relationship between biostatistics and medical research, asking the question "why study statistics?," while also exploring the significance of statisitcal methods in medical literature and clinical trials research. Subsequent chapters explore key topics, including: Correlation, regression, and logistic regression Diagnostics Estimating means and proportions Normal distribution and the central limit theorem Sampling from populations Contingency tables Meta-analysis Nonparametric methods Survival analysis Throughout the book, statistical methods that are often utilized in biomedical research are outlined, including repeated measures analysis of variance, hazard ratios, contingency tables, log rank tests, bioequivalence, cross-over designs, selection bias, and group sequential methods. Exercise sets at the end of each chapter allow readers to test their comprehension of the presented concepts and techniques. The Essentials of Biostatistics for Physicians, Nurses, and Clinicians is an excellent reference for doctors, nurses, and other practicing clinicians in the fields of medicine, public health, pharmacy, and the life sciences who need to understand and apply statistical methods in their everyday work. It also serves as a suitable supplement for courses on biostatistics at the upper-undergraduate and graduate levels.

Fundamentals of Surgical Practice

Author: Andrew N. Kingsnorth,Aljafri A. Majid
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139449311
Category: Medical
Page: N.A
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This is the new, expanded and updated edition of the key text currently available for the first stages of the MRCS examination. Mirroring the exam syllabus, it offers the trainee a clear understanding of the core knowledge required for examination success and incorporates new material reflecting recent developments and the new examination. The chapters have been written by acknowledged experts, many of whom are themselves involved in the training and examining of candidates. Designed to achieve maximum efficiency in learning, the content provides ample detail, key points and suggestions for further reading. In addition to a detailed index, each chapter has its own table of contents to enhance ease of use. It will be indispensable for the new trainee, and will also provide established surgeons and other healthcare professionals working in the surgical environment with a modern, authoritative overview of the key areas of surgical practice.

A-Z of Medical Statistics

A companion for critical appraisal
Author: Filomena Pereira-Maxwell
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9780340719404
Category: Medical
Page: 128
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Readers of medical literature are often overwhelmed by the language of statistics and research methodology while trying to extract the best clinical evidence available. 'A-Z of Medical Statistics' is an essential medical statistics dictionary for non-statisticians, and is therefore an invaluable companion for reading medical literature and critically appraising what is read. Statistics and research methods explained in the book's user-friendly A - Z format allow the reader to locate the information required and avoid the time-consuming process of scanning through whole chapters for relevant information. The book provides clear and succinct explanations of those terms frequently encountered in medical statistics, clarifying their meaning and showing the inter-dependency between various important concepts.

Essentials of Statistics in Health Information Technology

Author: Carol E. Osborn
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 0763765260
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 292
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From the author of Statistical Applications for Health Information Management, this text provides a solid foundation of the fundamentals of statistics in health information technology in an accessible and reader-friendly format. A single case study is woven throughout the book to serve as an example for each statistical process covered. Attention is given to morbidity and mortality measures, graphical display of data, measurement, central tendency and variability, normal distribution and statistical inference, and inferential statistics. Written specifically for health information technology students who need a basic understanding of the topic, this text is ideal for those with a modest background in mathematics and no prior training in statistics. Features: Introduces students to how statistical techniques can be used to describe and make inferences from healthcare data. Includes traditional hospital statistics such as average length of stay and total inpatient service days. Uses examples in both SPSS and Microsoft Excel."

Medical Statistics

An A-Z Companion, Second Edition
Author: Filomena Pereira-Maxwell
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1351643584
Category: Medical
Page: 402
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This invaluable, jargon-free guide to essential medical terminology in an accessible A-Z format is ideal for medical, allied health and biomedical science students and researchers, clinicians and health care practitioners. Avoiding the complex language that is so often a feature of statistics and research methodology, this text provides clear and succinct explanations, clarifying meaning and showing the interdependencies between important concepts. This edition includes enhanced explanations of statistical concepts and methods—including more illustrative content—for greater accessibility. The book makes frequent use of examples from the medical literature, with reference to landmark studies, ensuring clinical relevance. It remains an ideal aid to accompany the reading and critical appraisal of medical and health care literature, now widely recognized to be a practical lifelong skill required by all health professionals throughout undergraduate and postgraduate studies and during clinical practice.

Essential Statistics for Medical Practice

Author: D.G. Rees
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9780412599309
Category: Mathematics
Page: 224
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A firm understanding of the basic statistical methods used in current medical literature is now essential for medical practice, as research papers have become increasingly statistical in nature. This book has a unique, case-study approach, starting with six actual research papers showing which statistical methods were used and how the results were obtained. It will enable the medical professional to understand the methods in an easy and accessible way.

Medical Statistics

A Textbook for the Health Sciences
Author: Michael J. Campbell,David Machin,Stephen J. Walters
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470976630
Category: Medical
Page: 344
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Provides students and practitioners with a clear, concise introduction to the statistics they will come across in their regular reading of clinical papers. Written by three experts with wide teaching and consulting experience, Medical Statistics: A Textbook for the Health Sciences, Fourth Edition: Assumes no prior knowledge of statistics Covers all essential statistical methods Completely revised, updated and expanded Includes numerous examples and exercises on the interpretation of the statistics in papers published in medical journals From the reviews of the previous edition: "The book has several excellent features: it is written by statisticians, is.... well presented, is well referenced.... and is short." THE LANCET "Many statisticians are concerned at the generally poor standard of statistics in papers published in medical journals. Perhaps this could be remedied if more research workers would spare a few hours to read through Campbell and Machin's book." BRITISH MEDICAL JOURNAL "... a simple, interesting and insightful introduction to medical statistics... highly recommended." STATISTICAL METHODS IN MEDICAL RESEARCH "Campbell and Machin found the golden mean... this book can be recommended for all students and all medical researchers." ISCB NEWSLETTER

Fundamentals of Statistics in Health Administration

Author: Broyles
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN: 9780763745561
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 374
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There is a vast need for statistical analysis and applications in health care administration. However, students typically have weak quantitative skills. Yet students typically come armed with weak quantitative skills and a poor understanding of statistics. Statistics are a key element of many health administration courses - financial management, quantitative methods etc. but texts in this area presume skills in this area often leaving students adrift. Statistics in Health Administration Kept Simple covers essential fundamentals in a user-friendly way with a strong emphasis on practical applica

Мислення швидке й повільне

Author: Daniel Kahneman
Publisher: Nash Format via PublishDrive
ISBN: 6177513085
Category: Education
Page: 480
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Зазвичай ми вважаємо, що діємо раціонально. Але чи справді це так На основі досліджень із когнітивної та соціальної психології Деніел Канеман розкриває таємниці роботи людського мозку, описує неусвідомлені упередження, властивості інтуїтивного та усвідомленого мислення, роль емоцій в оцінних судженнях. Без цих знань ви ризикуєте зробити неправильний вибір у магазині, інвестувати в неуспішні проекти й загалом приймати неправильні рішення. «Мислення швидке й повільне» навчить вас ефективно користуватися обмеженим ресурсом уваги, ухвалювати рішення в умовах невизначеності й удосконалювати власні судження. Утім книжка не є сухою інструкцією з експлуатації мозку. Це психологічна драма з двома дійовими особами у вашій голові — інтуїтивним та усвідомленим мисленням.

Determinants of Health: Theory, Understanding, Portrayal, Policy

Author: Matthew J. Commers
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9401599602
Category: Psychology
Page: 211
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For decades, health professionals have asserted the importance of public participation in interventions for health. Medicine has pursued patient participation in clinical decision-making. In the public health realm, target groups have been asked to assist in the design and implementation of initiatives for health. In practice, however, patients and populations expect health professionals to give advice and - in some cases - to make decisions on their behalf. This implies limits to the ideal of participation. In this innovative work, the author contrasts public and professional understandings of health and the best ways to achieve health. The result is a model of lay participation in the structuring of medical and public health activity. The book is unique due to its policy-applicable, quantitative studies and its theoretical analysis of works by René Dubos and Aaron Antonovsky. It will be of value to professionals in health promotion, health education, medical anthropology, and social epidemiology.

Essentials of Statistics

Author: Mario F. Triola
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780134685779
Category: Mathematical statistics
Page: 648
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For courses in Introductory Statistics. Real data bring statistics to life From opinion polls and clinical trials to self-driving cars, statistics influences and shapes the world around us. Best-selling author Marty Triola is committed to keeping Essentials of Statistics current -- with an unprecedented amount of current real data -- so that students of all majors understand the role of statistics in the world around them. In addition to an abundance of new data sets, examples, and exercises, the 6th Edition is even more effective for today's instructors with the addition of learning objectives as an organizational tool, larger data sets, and new topics and organization in line with advancements in statistics education. In addition, students will find more support in an all-new series of videos, additional opportunities for practice, and improved support for statistical software. Essentials of Statistics is part of a series that includes Elementary Statistics, Elementary Statistics Using the TI 83/84 Plus Calculator, andElementary Statistics Using Excel. Data sets and other resources for this series are available at our website. Also available with MyLab Statistics MyLab(tm) Statistics is the teaching and learning platform that empowers instructors to reach every student. By combining trusted author content with digital tools and a flexible platform, MyLab personalizes the learning experience and improves results for each student. With MyLab Statistics and StatCrunch, an integrated web-based statistical software program, students learn the skills they need to interact with data in the real world. Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; MyLab Statistics does not come packaged with this content. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with MyLab Statistics, ask your instructor to confirm the correct package ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MyLab Statistics, search for: 0134858514 / 9780134858517 Essentials of Statistics Plus MyLab Statistics with Pearson eText -- Access Card Package, 6/e Package consists of: 0134685776 / 9780134685779 Essentials of Statistics 0134870115 / 9780134870113 MyLab Statistics with Pearson eText - Standalone Access Card - for Essentials of Statistics

Statistical Applications for Health Information Management

Author: Carol E. Osborn
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN: 9780763728427
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 390
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Published in conjunction with the American Health Information Management Association® (AHIMA), this title covers the basic biostatistics, descriptive statistics, and inferential statistics that are unique to health information management (HIM). Computer applications used in the real world are emphasized throughout the book, with only a minimal focus on manual applications.