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Using and understanding medical statistics

Author: David E Matthews; Vernon T Farewell
Publisher: Basel ; New York : Karger, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 4th, completely rev. and enl. edView all editions and formats
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For this new edition, the authors have added five entirely new chapters on Poisson regression, the analysis of variance, meta-analysis, diagnostic tests and the subject of measurement agreement and reliability. In addition, there are sections describing new topics or exploring new examples in the chapters on the Kaplan-Meier estimate, the log-rank test, longitudinal studies, data analysis, clinical trials and  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David E Matthews; Vernon T Farewell
ISBN: 9783805581899 3805581890
OCLC Number: 77011485
Description: xx, 322 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Basic concepts --
Tests of significance --
Fisher's test for 2 x 2 contingency tables --
Approximate significance tests for contingency tables --
Some warnings concerning 2 x 2 tables --
Kaplan-Meier or 'actuarial' survival curves --
The log-rank or Mantel-Haenszel test for the comparison of survival curves. An introduction to the normal distribution --
Analyzing normally distributed data --
Linear regression models for medical data --
Binary logistic regression --
Regression models for count data --
Proportional hazards regression --
The analysis of longitudinal data. Analysis of variance --
Data analysis --
The question of sample size --
The design of clinical trials --
Further comments regarding clinical trials --
Meta-analysis --
Epidemiological applications --
Diagnostic tests --
Agreement and reliability.
Responsibility: David E. Matthews, Vernon T. Farewell.
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Many advances have occurred in both the practice of medicine and biostatistical methods. Containing chapters on Poisson regression, the analysis of variance, meta-analysis, diagnostic tests and the  Read more...

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