Prologue: Medical Statistics

  • Brian Everitt
  • Sophia Rabe-Hesketh
Part of the Statistics for Biology and Health book series (SBH)

Abstract

As we enter the first few months of the New Millenium, the majority of papers published in medical journals continue to contain a substantial amount of statistical material. And this has been true for at least the last 20 or 30 years. The majority of clinicians now accept that the key to progress in medicine is the collection and valid interpretation of evidence, particularly quantitative evidence in the form of numerical observations and measurements. The proper use of statistical methods is central in this process.

Keywords

Statistical Material Quantitative Evidence Healthcare Reform Numerical Observation Promotional Material 
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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • Brian Everitt
    • 1
  • Sophia Rabe-Hesketh
    • 1
  1. 1.Biostatistics and Computing DepartmentInstitute of PsychiatryLondonUK

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