An Introduction to Medical Statistics by Martin Bland

An Introduction to Medical Statistics

byMartin Bland

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Now in its Fourth Edition, An Introduction to Medical Statistics continues to be a "must-have" textbook for anyone who needs a clear logical guide to the subject. Written in an easy-to-understand style and packed with real life examples, the text clearly explains the statistical principlesused in the medical literature. Taking readers through the common statistical methods seen in published research and guidelines, the text focuses on how to interpret and analyse statistics for clinical practice. Using extracts from real studies, the author illustrates how data can be employed correctly and incorrectly in medicalresearch helping readers to evaluate the statistics they encounter and appropriately implement findings in clinical practice. End of chapter exercises, case studies and multiple choice questions help readers to apply their learning and develop their own interpretative skills. This thoroughly revised edition includes new chapters on meta-analysis, missing data, and survival analysis.

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J. Martin Bland is Professor of Health Statistics in the Department of Health Sciences at University of York, UK.
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Title:An Introduction to Medical StatisticsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:464 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.03 inPublished:August 13, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199589925

ISBN - 13:9780199589920

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction2. The Design of Experiments3. Sampling and observational studies4. Summarizing data5. Presenting data6. Probability7. The Normal distribution8. Estimation9. Significance tests10. Comparing the means of small samples11. Regression and correlation12. Methods based on rank order13. The analysis of cross-tabulations14. Choosing the statistical method15. Multifactorial methods16. Time to event data17. Meta-analysis18. Determination of sample size19. Missing data20. Clinical measurement21. Mortality statistics and population structure22. The Bayesian approach23. Appendix A Suggested answers to exercises

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"It is a book which I think anyone teaching an introductory course in medical statistics should seriously consider as the main text." --Statistics in Medicine