Medical And Health Science Statistics Made Easy / Edition 2

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Medical and Health Science Statistics Made Easy provides health professionals and students with easy-to-understand explanations of key statistical techniques used in medical literature. In a concise and user-friendly format, readers will grasp firm knowledge of medical statistics, including confidence intervals and probability values, numbers needed to treat t tests and other parametric tests, survival analysis, and more. Highlighted examples, exam tips, and items of difficulty make this an ideal primer for all health-related students and professionals.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780763772659
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
  • Publication date: 12/31/2008
  • Edition description: 2E
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 115
  • Sales rank: 694,530
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Abbreviations vii

Preface ix

About the authors x

Foreword xi

How to use this book 1

How this book is designed 4

Statistics that describe data

Percentages 7

Mean 9

Median 12

Mode 14

Standard deviation 16

Statistics that test confidence

Confidence intervals 20

P values 24

Statistics that test differences

t tests and other parametric tests 28

Mann-Whitney and other nonparametric tests 31

Chi-squared test 34

Statistics that compare risk

Risk ratio 37

Odds ratio 40

Risk reduction and numbers needed to treat 43

Statistics that analyze relationships

Correlation 48

Regression 53

Statistics that analyze survival

Survival analysis: life tables and Kaplan-Meier plots 57

The Cox regression model 60

Statistics that analyze clinical investigations and screening

Sensitivity, specificity, and predictive value 62

Level of agreement and Kappa 67

Other concepts 69

Statistics at Work 73

Standard deviation, relative risk, and numbers needed to treat 74

Odds ratios and confidence intervals 78

Correlation and regression 81

Survival analysis 85

Sensitivity, specificity, and predictive values 88

Glossary 93

Index 113

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