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Description - Probability without Equations by Bart K. Holland

Although few physicians, nurses, dentists and other health professionals perform laboratory tests themselves, they need to be able to interpret the results and understand findings reported in medical literature. A general understanding of probability and statistics is essential for those needing to make daily decisions about the significance of research data, drug interaction precautions, or a patient's positive laboratory test for a rare disease. Written to address these needs, this volume offers an explanation of the subject whilst attempting to avoid overwhelming the reader with equations and footnotes. The author presents a non-technical treatment of intuitive concepts and presents examples from medical research and practice. In plain language, the book explains the topics that clinicians need to understand: analysis of variance; "p-values" and the "t-test"; hazard models; regression and correlations; and alpha and beta errors.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780801857607
ISBN-10: 0801857600
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 140mm x 8mm)
Pages: 128
Imprint: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publish Date: 6-Nov-1997
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Bart K. Holland

Bart K. Holland is a consultant in probability and statistics for medical applications and has been involved with the design and analysis of many clinical trials. He has also taught probability, biostatistics, and epidemiology for more than ten years at the New Jersey Medical School, where he is an associate professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health. His lectures have won him the medical school's award for outstanding teaching.

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