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Easy Interpretation of Biostatistics

The Vital Link to Applying Evidence in Medical Decisions

Learn biostatistics the easy way. This outstanding resource presents the key concepts you need to understand biostatistics and how to apply them in clinical medicine. Easy-to-understand examples and analogies explain complex concepts, and practical applications provide you with real tools for use in daily practice. The book’s organization is intuitive, so that concepts build upon one another, maximizing understanding. This book will give you the confidence to appraise the existing literature - and the vocabulary you need to discuss it.

All US Medical Students; Potential for Residents, some Primary Care Physicians, PAs, NPs

Paperback, 208 Pages

Published: May 2008

Imprint: Saunders

ISBN: 978-1-4160-3142-0


  • PART I Learning the Basics

    Introduction to Part I

    1. Measures of Disease

    2. Mathematical Principles

    3. Populations

    4. Samples

    5. Invariably Variables

    6. Outcomes

    7. Probability

    8. Distributions

    9. The Normal Distribution

    PART II Understanding Inference

    Introduction to Part II

    10. Hypothesis Testing

    11. The Probability Connection

    12. Types of Statistical Tests

    13. Properties of Confidence Intervals

    14. Power

    15. Bias

    16. Ethics in Medical Research

    17. Types of Research Studies

    18. Evaluating the Evidence

    PART III Common Applications

    Introduction to Part III

    19. Measures of Effect

    20. Economic Analysis

    21. Assessment of Tests



    A Flowchart of Types of Statistical Tests

    B Simplified Flowchart of Types of Statistical Tests

    C Values of Normal Distribution



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