Statistics in Medicine

Statistics in Medicine

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Medicine deals with treatments that work often but not always, so treatment success must be based on probability. Statistical methods lift medical research from the anecdotal to measured levels of probability. This book presents the common statistical methods used in 90% of medical research, along with the underlying basics, in two parts: a textbook section for use by students in health care training programs, e.g., medical schools or residency training, and a reference section for use by practicing clinicians in reading medical literature and performing their own research. The book does not require a significant level of mathematical knowledge and couches the methods in multiple examples drawn from clinical medicine, giving it applicable context.
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  • Hardback | 672 pages
  • 184 x 250 x 36mm | 1,279.12g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • Approx. 350 illustrations
  • 0120887703
  • 9780120887705
  • 2,116,031

Review quote

"...one of the few books that presents hard to understand statistical concepts applied to real-world medical data in a relatively simple manner."
- DOODY Enterprises, Inc.

"This book is excellent value for the clinician who wants to evaluate the research (s)he reads and for those who carry out research."
- Margaret Moss, UK, for JOURNAL OF NUTRITIONAL & ENVIRONMENTAL MEDICINE

"[A] useful text/reference book, which I commend to all who teach statistics...and to all who are engaged in...health-related research."
- W. M. (Mike) O'Fallon, Mayo Clinic, from the Foreword

Praise for the First Edition:
"This user-friendly text is laid out in a practical fashion that includes numerous examples...complete enough for even the hard core bioresearcher."
- Richard A. Hill, University of California-Irvine

"I wholeheartedly recommend this book to any professional, novice or seasoned, involved in the research process."
- Capt. Peggy McNulty, U.S. Naval Health Clinic, Hawaii
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Table of contents

Foreword to the Second Edition, W. M. (Mike) O'Fallon
Foreword to the First Edition, Vice Adm. Richard A. Nelson
Databases
I. A Study Course of Fundamentals
1. Data, Notation, and Some Basic Terms
2. Distributions
3. Summary Statistics
4. Confidence Intervals and Probability
5. Hypothesis Testing: Concept and Practice
6. Statistical Testing, Risks, and Odds in Medical Decisions
7. Sample Size Required for a Study
8. Statistical Prediction
9. Epidemiology
10. Reading Medical Articles
Answers to Chapter Exercises, Part I
II. A Reference Guide
11. Using the Reference Guide
12. Planning Medical Studies
13. Finding Probabilities of Error
14. Confidence Intervals
15. Tests on Categorical Data
16. Tests on Ranked Data
17. Tests on Means of Continuous Data
18. Multifactor Tests on Means of Continuous Data
19. Tests on Variances of Continuous Data
20. Tests on the Distribution Shape of Continuous Data
21. Equivalence Testing
22. Sample Size Required for a Study
23. Modeling and Clinical Decisions
24. Regression and Correlation Methods
25. Survival and Time-Series Analysis
26. Methods You Might Meet, But Not Every Day
Chapter Summaries
References and Data Sources
Tables of Probability Distributions
Symbol Index
Subject Index
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About Robert H. Riffenburgh

Robert H. Riffenburgh, PhD, advises on experimental design, statistical analysis, and scientific integrity of the approximately 400 concurrent studies at the Naval Medical Center San Diego. A fellow of the American Statistical Association and Royal Statistical Society, he is former Professor and Head, Statistics Department, University of Connecticut, and has been faculty at Virginia Tech., University of Hawaii, University of Maryland, University of California San Diego, San Diego State University, and University of Leiden (The Netherlands). He has been president of his own consulting firm and performed and directed operations research for the U.S. government and for NATO. He has consulted on biostatistics throughout his career, has received numerous awards, and has published more than 140 professional articles.
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"...the author presents statistical concepts in fairly simple language and in a format that will make it especially appealing to a clinician...All clinicians will find this book useful, whether they are students, residents, or practitioners...particularly helpful to clinicians who do not have the time or interest in getting comprehensive training in biostatistics, yet need to understand and use these concepts in their professional careers...particularly useful are the illustrations and examples, exercises along with their answers, appendixes, and use of real data. Formulas are explained clearly, in a step-by-step fashion...This is one of the few books that presents hard to understand statistical concepts applied to real-world medical data in a relatively simple manner. The second edition expands on the first and includes more advanced topics as well as current concepts."
- DOODY Enterprises, Inc.

"This book is excellent value for the clinician who wants to evaluate the research (s)he reads and for those who carry out research."
- Margaret Moss, UK, for JOURNAL OF NUTRITIONAL & ENVIRONMENTAL MEDICINE

From the Foreword:
"I congratulate Dr. Riffenburgh on his career as a medical statistician and for this useful text/reference book, which I commend to all who teach statistics to students in the health-related fields and to all who are engaged in or are consumers of health-related research."
- W. M. (Mike) O'Fallon, Professor Emeritus and former Head of Biostatistics and Chair of the Dept. of Health Science Research, Mayo Clinic

Praise for the First Edition:
"This user-friendly text is laid out in a practical fashion that includes numerous examples for applying complex tests. This book is complete enough for even the hard core bioresearcher."
- Richard A. Hill, University of California-Irvine

"Statistics can be overwhelming for the health professional and Dr. Riffenburgh gives them the tools to make preparing proposals using statistical applications easy. I wholeheartedly recommend this book to any professional, novice or seasoned, involved in the research process."
- Capt. Peggy McNulty, U.S. Naval Health Clinic, Hawaii "...the author presents statistical concepts in fairly simple language and in a format that will make it especially appealing to a clinician...All clinicians will find this book useful, whether they are students, residents, or practitioners...particularly helpful to clinicians who do not have the time or interest in getting comprehensive training in biostatistics, yet need to understand and use these concepts in their professional careers...particularly useful are the illustrations and examples, exercises along with their answers, appendixes, and use of real data. Formulas are explained clearly, in a step-by-step fashion...This is one of the few books that presents hard to understand statistical concepts applied to real-world medical data in a relatively simple manner. The second edition expands on the first and includes more advanced topics as well as current concepts."
- DOODY Enterprises, Inc.

"This book is excellent value for the clinician who wants to evaluate the research (s)he reads and for those who carry out research."
- Margaret Moss, UK, for JOURNAL OF NUTRITIONAL & ENVIRONMENTAL MEDICINE

From the Foreword:
"I congratulate Dr. Riffenburgh on his career as a medical statistician and for this useful text/reference book, which I commend to all who teach statistics to students in the health-related fields and to all who are engaged in or are consumers of health-related research."
- W. M. (Mike) O'Fallon, Professor Emeritus and former Head of Biostatistics and Chair of the Dept. of Health Science Research, Mayo Clinic

Praise for the First Edition:
"This user-friendly text is laid out in a practical fashion that includes numerous examples for applying complex tests. This book is complete enough for even the hard core bioresearcher."
- Richard A. Hill, University of California-Irvine

"Statistics can be overwhelming for the health professional and Dr. Riffenburgh gives them the tools to make preparing proposals using statistical applications easy. I wholeheartedly recommend this book to any professional, novice or seasoned, involved in the research process."
- Capt. Peggy McNulty, U.S. Naval Health Clinic, Hawaii
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