Medical Statistics Made Easy has been a perennial bestseller since it was first published in 2003 (#1 bestseller in medical statistics on Amazon). It is widely recommend on a variety of courses and programmes, from undergraduate medicine, through to professional medical qualifications.
It is a book of key statistics principles for anyone studying or working in medicine and healthcare who needs a basic overview of the subject.
Using a consistent format, the authors describe the most common statistical methods in turn and then rate them on how difficult they are to understand and how common they are.
The worked examples that demonstrate the statistical method in action have been updated to include current articles from the medical literature and now feature a much wider range of medical journals.
This third edition continues with the same structure as the previous editions and also features a completely revised "Statistics at work" section.
Medical Statistics Made Easy 3e scores 99/100 and 5 stars on Doody's (Sept 2014)! Here's what the reviewer said:
"This is a practical guide to the use of statistics in medical literature and their application in clinical practice. The numerous examples help make the conceptualization of complex ideas easy. It is a great resource for healthcare students and clinicians in the field."
Medical Statistics Made Easy, the perennial bestseller in its field, is a book of key statistics principles for anyone studying or working in medicine and healthcare who needs a basic overview of the subject.
Statistics which describe data:
Mean; Median; Mode; Standard deviation
Statistics which test confidence: Confidence intervals; P values
Statistics which test differences: t
tests and other parametric tests; Mann-Whitney and other non-parametric tests;
which compare risk: Risk ratio; Odds ratio; Risk reduction and numbers needed to treat
Statistics which analyze relationships:
Statistics which analyze survival: Survival analysis: life
tables and Kaplan-Meier plots; The Cox regression model
which analyze clinical investigations and screening: Sensitivity, specificity and
predictive value; Level of agreement
Statistics at work: Medians, interquartile ranges
and odds ratios; Risk ratios and number needed to treat; Correlation and
regression; Survival analysis; Sensitivity, specificity and predictive values
Well balanced and sufficient for medical trainees and doctors "Extremely easy to read and understand,just the right amount of info a doctor or a medical student needs to interpret a paper. Essential read if you have not done A-level mathematics." Amazon reviewer
Perfect for AKT revision "I was recommended this book for AKT revision. It has all the information needed and more... I found it easy to interpret and pitched at the right level even if you find medical statistics daunting." Amazon reviewer
Useful if reading lots of random medical papers "Excellent for a medical writer who deals with lots of random stats for a quick ad hoc refresher" Amazon reviewer
Brilliant "Excellent read with brilliant illustrations. I enjoyed. I would recommend this book for students who have difficulties with undersating statistical concepts in medicine as they are explained clearly" Amazon reviewer
Five Stars "Love the simple way things are explained" Amazon reviewer
Excellent book. Easy to understand "Highly recommend for doctors" Amazon reviewer
Helpful "Helpful book, breaks statistics down into more manageable and less daunting chunks, includes information on how important each point is and how often it is used in real life. I am using it to study for an exam and it is very helpful. The title doesn't lie!" Amazon reviewer
Excellent study guide for a "principle-of"-Med.-stats type of exams "Fantastic book for someone who just needs to learn about the application and principles. (Saved me on an exam ;) ). I love this book." Amazon reviewer
Easy read and understanding "Highly recommended" Amazon reviewer
Five Stars "For anyone that struggles with statistics, this is an absolute must." Amazon reviewer
Five Stars "Really helpful for AKT exam for my MRCGP. Concise and simplified!" Amazon reviewer
Easy to read "Gives the basics. Easy to flick through and find what you need. Great book" Amazon reviewer