A practical introduction to medical statistics.
|dc.contributor.author||Scally, Andy J.|
|dc.identifier.citation||Scally A J (2014) A practical introduction to medical statistics. The Obstetrician & Gynaecologist, 16 (2): 121-128.||en_US|
|dc.description.abstract||Medical statistics is a vast and ever-growing field of academic endeavour, with direct application to developing the robustness of the evidence base in all areas of medicine. Although the complexity of available statistical techniques has continued to increase, fuelled by the rapid data processing capabilities of even desktop/laptop computers, medical practitioners can go a long way towards creating, critically evaluating and assimilating this evidence with an understanding of just a few key statistical concepts. While the concepts of statistics and ethics are not common bedfellows, it should be emphasised that a statistically flawed study is also an unethical study. This review will outline some of these key concepts and explain how to interpret the output of some commonly used statistical analyses. Examples will be confined to two-group tests on independent samples, using both a continuous and a dichotomous/binary outcome measure.||en_US|
|dc.subject||Confidence intervals; Data types; Effect size; Odds ratio; P-values; Risk ratio; Statistics; Ethics; Medical statistics||en_US|
|dc.title||A practical introduction to medical statistics.||en_US|
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