Key Statistical Concepts in Clinical Trials for Pharma

  • J. Rick Turner

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  8. Back Matter
    Pages 59-61

About this book


This Brief discusses key statistical concepts that facilitate the inferential analysis of data collected from a group of individuals participating in a pharmaceutical clinical trial, the estimation of their clinical significance in the general population of individuals likely to be prescribed the drug if approved, and the related decision-making that occurs at both the public health level (by regulatory agencies when deciding whether or not to approve a new drug for marketing) and the individual patient level (by physicians and their patients when deciding whether or not the patient should be prescribed a drug that is on the market). These concepts include drug safety and efficacy, statistical significance, clinical significance, and benefit-risk balance.


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Authors and affiliations

  • J. Rick Turner
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  1. 1.Cardiac Safety ServicesQuintilesDurhamUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Author (s) 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-1661-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-1662-3
  • Series Print ISSN 1864-8118
  • Series Online ISSN 1864-8126
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