Medical Biostatistics, Third Edition

Abhaya Indrayan

August 7, 2012 by Chapman and Hall/CRC
Reference - 1024 Pages - 113 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781439884140 - CAT# K13952
Series: Chapman & Hall/CRC Biostatistics Series

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  • Demonstrates how biostatistics can help manage many types of medical uncertainties
  • Presents step-by-step explanations of statistical methods, along with a large number of real-life examples and worked exercises
  • Provides guide charts to enable immediate retrieval of relevant statistical procedure
  • Illustrates how statistical methods can be used to handle various aspects of a medical research setup

New in the Third Edition

  • New topics: Clinical Trials With Stopping Rules, Adaptive Designs, Sample Size Re-Estimation and Noninferiority Margin; Likert Scale; STROBE Statement; Graphical and Analytical Methods for Checking Gaussianity; Radar Graph; Dietary Indices; Measure of Health Inequality; Poisson Distribution; Cochran Q Test; McNemar-Bowker Test; CI for Number-Needed-to-Treat; Meta Analysis; Measures of Ordinal Association; Dunnett Test; Adjusted R2; Choosing Form of Regression; Introduction to Ridge and Splines, and Path Analysis; Alternative Approach for Assessing Clinical Agreement; and Six-Sigma In Health Care.
  • More detailed and enlarged coverage of: Survival Analysis Including Elements of Cox Model; ROC Curves; Assessing Equivalence; Repeated Measures ANOVA; and Area Under the Concentration Curve
  • Software illustrations (SPSS): ANCOVA, Repeated Measures ANOVA, Stepwise Regression, Quadratic Regression. ROC Curve (MedCalc), and Survival Analysis


Encyclopedic in breadth, yet practical and concise, Medical Biostatistics, Third Edition focuses on the statistical aspects of medicine with a medical perspective, showing the utility of biostatistics as a tool to manage many medical uncertainties. The author concludes "Just as results of medical tests, statistical results can be false negative or false positive".

This edition provides expanded coverage of topics and includes software illustrations. The author presents step-by-step explanations of statistical methods with the help of numerous real-world examples. Guide charts at the beginning of the book enable quick access to the relevant statistical procedure, and the comprehensive index makes it easier to locate terms of interest.