The Resource The essentials of biostatistics for physicians, nurses, and clinicians, Michael R. Chernick

The essentials of biostatistics for physicians, nurses, and clinicians, Michael R. Chernick

Label
The essentials of biostatistics for physicians, nurses, and clinicians
Title
The essentials of biostatistics for physicians, nurses, and clinicians
Statement of responsibility
Michael R. Chernick
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A fundamental and straightforward guide to using and understanding statistical concepts in medical research Designed specifically for healthcare practitioners who need to understand basic biostatistics but do not have much time to spare, The essentials of biostatistics for physicians, nurses, and clinicians presents important statistical methods used in today's biomedical research and provides insight on their appropriate application. Rather than provide detailed mathematics for each of these methods, the book emphasizes what healthcare practitioners need to know to interpret and incorporate the latest biomedical research into their practices. The author draws from his own experience developing and teaching biostatistics courses for physicians and nurses, offering a presentation that is non-technical and accessible. The book begins with a basic introduction to the relationship between biostatistics and medical research, asking the question "why study statistics?," while also exploring the significance of statisitcal methods in medical literature and clinical trials research. Subsequent chapters explore key topics, including: Correlation, regression, and logistic regression; Diagnostics; Estimating means and proportions; Normal distribution and the central limit theorem; Sampling from populations; Contingency tables; Meta-analysis; Nonparametric methods; Survival analysis. Throughout the book, statistical methods that are often utilized in biomedical research are outlined, including repeated measures analysis of variance, hazard ratios, contingency tables, log rank tests, bioequivalence, cross-over designs, selection bias, and group sequential methods. Exercise sets at the end of each chapter allow readers to test their comprehension of the presented concepts and techniques. The The essentials of biostatistics for physicians, nurses, and clinicians is an excellent reference for doctors, nurses, and other practicing clinicians in the fields of medicine, public health, pharmacy, and the life sciences who need to understand and apply statistical methods in their everyday work. It also serves as a suitable supplement for courses on biostatistics at the upper-undergraduate and graduate levels
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
570.1/5195
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QH323.5
LC item number
.C484 2011eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
The essentials of biostatistics for physicians, nurses, and clinicians, Michael R. Chernick
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The what, why, and how of biostatistics in medical research -- Sampling from populations -- Graphics and summary statistics -- Normal distribution and related properties -- Estimating means and proportions -- Hypothesis testing -- Correlation, regression, and logistic regression -- Contingency tables -- Nonparametric methods -- Survival analysis
Control code
ocn757394301
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 214 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781118071946
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
9786613239822
Other physical details
illustrations
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not applicable
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.b35741958
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)757394301
  • pebcs111807193X

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