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Dicing with death : chance, risk and health

Author: Stephen Senn
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2003.
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If you think that statistics has nothing to say about what you do or how you could do it better, then you are either wrong or in need of a more interesting job. Stephen Senn explains here how statistics determines many decisions about medical care, from allocating resources for health, to determining which drugs to license, to cause-and-effect in relation to disease. He tackles big themes: clinical trials and the  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Druckausg.
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Senn
ISBN: 0521832594 9780521832595 0521540232 9780521540230 9780511543319 051154331X
OCLC Number: 850134927
Description: 1 Online-Ressource
Contents: Preface; 1. Circling the square; 2. The diceman cometh; 3. Trials of life; 4. Of dice and men; 5. Sex and the single patient; 6. A hale view of pills; 7. Time's tables; 8. A dip in the pool; 9. Things that bug us; 10. The law is a ass; 11. The empire of the sum.
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