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An Introduction to Medical Statistics [Paperback]

J. Martin Bland
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Oct. 8 2000 0192632698 978-0192632692 Third Edition
Now in its Third Edition, An Introduction to Medical Statistics continues to be an invaluable textbook for medical students, doctors, medical researchers, nurses, members of professions allied to medicine as well as all those concerned with medical data. The material covered includes all the statistical work that would be required for a course in medicine and for the examinations of most of the Royal Colleges. It includes the design of clinical trials and epidemiological studies, data collection, summarizing and presenting data, probability, standard error, confidence intervals and significance tests, techniques of data analysis including multifactorial methods and the choice of statistical method, problems of medical measurement and diagnosis, vital statistics, and calculation of sample size. The new edition describes the design and analysis of medical research studies in a clear and user friendly manner. The Third Edition includes new topics such as consent in clinical trials, design and analysis of cluster-randomized trials, ecological studies, conditional probability, repeated testing, random effects models, intraclass correlation, and conditional odds ratios. Material which is encountered only at the postgraduate level has been indicated clearly in the text to facilitate ease of use. The book is firmly grounded in medical data, particularly in medical research, and includes real illustrative examples. There are 100 multiple choice questions and 17 long questions involving calculations to which fully explained solutions are provided. A new companion volume, Statistical questions in evidence-based medicine (Bland and Peacock, 2000) refers directly to this new edition. This new book of questions and answers includes no calculations and is complementary to the exercises given here. Reviewers comments 'If you want to understand some of the statistical ideas important to medicine but fear being overwhelmed by mathematics you will welcome An Introduction to Medical Statistics.' British Medical Journal 'At last I have a book on medical statistics that I can safely recommend to my students!...One of the pleasures of the book is that it contains real data...' Journal of the Royal Statistical Society

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5.0 out of 5 stars Start Here for Medical Statistics May 21 2002
By Dergie
Format:Paperback
Clearly and logically set out starting with the reasons for medical statistics and how studies are designed and moving logically to the methods used. All practicing doctors need to know something about medical statistics. This is a very good place to start. It is written for non-mathematicians but has enough mathematics to justify the information presented and stimulate further interest. It is a relatively short book with clear logical explanations rather than flashy illustrations and computer graphics. Also provides exercises, essential in all mathematical subjects.
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5.0 out of 5 stars well-written text Feb. 9 2008
By Michael R. Chernick - Published on Amazon.com
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This is the second edition of an excellent introductory text for medical students similar to Doug Altman's. Bland covers the basics: designing clinical trials and epidemiological studies, data collection, summarizing data, basic probability, standard errors and confidence intervals along with tests of significance (both parametric and nonparametric). Various types of regression methods are covered and this edition adds Cox proportional hazards models and meta-analysis. Many exercises and examples are taken from Bland's 20 years of experience as a medical statistician. It is noteworthy for dealing with sample size issues in Chapter 18. Mortality statistics and life tables are covered in Chapter 16.
The book is not quite as advanced as Altman's.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Start Here for Medical Statistics May 21 2002
By Dergie - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
Clearly and logically set out starting with the reasons for medical statistics and how studies are designed and moving logically to the methods used. All practicing doctors need to know something about medical statistics. This is a very good place to start. It is written for non-mathematicians but has enough mathematics to justify the information presented and stimulate further interest. It is a relatively short book with clear logical explanations rather than flashy illustrations and computer graphics. Also provides exercises, essential in all mathematical subjects.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars More than meets the eye Aug. 12 2009
By CPR - Published on Amazon.com
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While titled an Introduction, this book contains a wealth of detail, strategy, practical examples and generous sharing of the author's experience, including traps for the unwary.
I like the author's direct, self-effacing style and how every topic receives broad coverage.
It is not a HOW TO book, but an education, if you are prepared to absorb all it has to offer.
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4.0 out of 5 stars review Dec 29 2007
By J. Ragg - Published on Amazon.com
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Seems a good basic sufficent stand-alone stats book for medical professional (ie non specialised statistician), although admittedly I haven't used many others to compare, covering a comprehensive cross section of the commonly used medical science stats techniques, with excellent basic maths / stats principles that are relatively easy to understand for those with a basic mathematics background (higher secondary school). Possibly too light on for some more complex stat techniques (eg multi-variate analysis - eg no mention of cluster or hierarchial or other specifically indicated analysis etc.) - ie newer edition mayn't have moved sufficiently with the times. Nonetheless a good solid stats background, very readable, and responsible in imploring appropiate use of stats. Very usable reference and / or learning book.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Provides great explanations of stats in the medical literature Feb. 9 2011
By RxRachel - Published on Amazon.com
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I am a fourth year pharmacy student and I bought this book hoping that it would help me wrap my head around the statistics and trial designs I was reading about every few weeks for journal club. I needed something that would help me interpret the literature, then apply it to practice. This is very much a statistics book and not quite the perfect "journal club how-to" I was looking for, but I'm still quite glad I have it. There are two chapters that give a nice overview of the types of study designs (cross-over, case-control, etc) and other basic trial concepts like allocation and randomization, sampling, informed consent, and bias. I always got tripped up by some of the most fundamental statistical concepts like power and confidence intervals, and I was never quite sure what I should be taking away from them. Bland gives easy to understand explanations of those types of basics, starting with how they're calculated, what they really mean, and how you should interpret them when you come across them in the literature. He also has one of the best explanations of p values that I've ever read.

I still want to find a guide that goes more into applying trial results to practice, but this is a great place to start if you need help interpreting all of those scary statistics in the medical literature.
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