Medical Uses of Statistics, Second Edition
CRC Press, 1992 M03 1 - 480 pages
Explains the purpose of statistical methods in medical studies & analyzes the statistical techniques used by clinical investigators, with special emphasis on studies published in The New England Journal of Medicine. Clarifies fundamental concepts of statistical design & analysis & facilitates the understanding of research results.
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Thomas A Louis Philip W Lavori John C Bailar III
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