Statistics for Healthcare Professionals

An Introduction

Author: Ian Scott,Debbie Mazhindu

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446298035

Category: Medical

Page: 256

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This book introduces you to the basic rules and principles of statistics and shows you how straightforward statistical tests can be performed and analysed in relation to healthcare. Key features of the text are: -Examples which show how statistics are used in the real world -Exercises to test your understanding and develop your proficiency -A glossary to remind you of key terms. -Additional online material including guides to using Microsoft Excel and SPSS and sample datasets.
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Medical Statistics from Scratch

An Introduction for Health Professionals

Author: David Bowers

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118519396

Category: Medical

Page: 408

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Correctly understanding and using medical statistics is a keyskill for all medical students and health professionals. In an informal and friendly style, Medical Statistics fromScratch provides a practical foundation for everyone whosefirst interest is probably not medical statistics. Keeping thelevel of mathematics to a minimum, it clearly illustratesstatistical concepts and practice with numerous real world examplesand cases drawn from current medical literature. This fully revised and updated third edition includes new materialon: missing data, random allocation and concealment of data intra-class correlation coefficient effect modification and interaction diagnostic testing and the ROC curve standardisation Medical Statistics from Scratch is an ideal learningpartner for all medical students and health professionals needingan accessible introduction, or a friendly refresher, to thefundamentals of medical statistics.
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Statistics for Healthcare Professionals, An Introduction

Author: CTI Reviews

Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

ISBN: 149701509X

Category: Education

Page: 56

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Facts101 is your complete guide to Statistics for Healthcare Professionals, An Introduction. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.
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Basic Statistics and Epidemiology

A Practical Guide

Author: Antony Stewart

Publisher: Radcliffe Publishing

ISBN: 1846194113

Category: Medical

Page: 200

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This straightforward primer in basic statistics emphasizes its practical use in epidemiology and public health, providing understanding of essential topics such as study design, data analysis and statistical methods used in the execution of medical research. This new edition is substantially revised and includes entirely new material on statistical power and sample size. Clearly worded and assuming no prior knowledge, it gives full step-by-step guidance on performing statistical calculations. It contains numerous examples and exercises with detailed answers to help readers grasp the main points of these complex subjects with ease, providing doctors, nurses, health managers, researchers and students with a concise and practical guide
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Introduction to Research and Medical Literature for Health Professionals

Author: J. Glenn Forister,J. Dennis Blessing

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 128403464X

Category: Medical

Page: 248

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Introduction to Research and Medical Literature for Health Professionals, Fourth Edition is an essential resource to help students, faculty, and practitioners understand the research process, interpret data, comprehend results, and incorporate findings into practice. From choosing a research project and developing the research process design, to systematically gathering information, analyzing, interpreting data, differentiating among conflicting results, and finally understanding the overall evaluation, Introduction to Research and Medical Literature for Health Professionals, Fourth Edition will help students and practitioners develop research skills to acquire and contribute knowledge that benefits their patients.
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Research Handbook for Health Care Professionals

Author: Mary Hickson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118708032

Category: Medical

Page: 200

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The Research Handbook for Health Care Professionals is theessential guide to the entire research process for students andpractitioners alike. From conceiving an idea for a project towriting up the findings for publication, the book offers anoverview of each stage plus hints and tips, recommendations forfurther reading and examples spanning a wide range of healthprofessions. The book comprises three sections: Getting Started, Doing YourResearch and Writing Up and Dissemination, and includes chapters onkey topics such as formulating your research question, writing theinitial research protocol, application for ethical approval,research governance, collecting your data, research methods andpreparing a poster for a conference.
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Australian Statistics on Medicine

Author: Review of Professional Indemnity Arrangements for Health Care Professionals,Australia. Department of Health, Housing and Community Services

Publisher: Natl Gallery of Australia

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medical

Page: 176

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Fundamentals of Research Methodology for Health Care Professionals

Author: Hilla Brink,Christa Van der Walt,Gisela Van Rensburg

Publisher: Juta and Company Ltd

ISBN: 9780702166808

Category: Medical

Page: 226

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An introduction to research methodology, this textbook contains conceptual and nontechnical descriptions of the methods used by researchers in medical experimentation. Each step of the research process is explained and illustrated with examples from practice. This revised second edition also has expanded sections on clinical research methods, action research, Web resources, and current scenarios.
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Applied Biostatistics for the Health Sciences

Author: Richard J. Rossi

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470147644

Category: Mathematics

Page: 648

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Biostatistics is quickly becoming one of the most important areas of statistics due to the tremendous increase in health care needs. This book successfully introduces the terminology, concepts, and correct uses and interpretation of biostatistics. It is ideal for practitioners as well as students going into health care fields. Pedagogical features include formulas highlighted in text boxes and chapter summaries that highlight key vocabulary and concepts for the chapter. An accompanying Web site provides both MINITAB® and Microsoft® Office Excel® data files data for the case studies and exercises that are contained in the text.
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Fundamentals of Statistics in Health Administration

Author: Broyles

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 9780763745561

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 374

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There is a vast need for statistical analysis and applications in health care administration. However, students typically have weak quantitative skills. Yet students typically come armed with weak quantitative skills and a poor understanding of statistics. Statistics are a key element of many health administration courses - financial management, quantitative methods etc. but texts in this area presume skills in this area often leaving students adrift. Statistics in Health Administration Kept Simple covers essential fundamentals in a user-friendly way with a strong emphasis on practical applica
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Introduction to Statistical Methods for Biosurveillance

With an Emphasis on Syndromic Surveillance

Author: Ronald D. Fricker

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521191343

Category: Mathematics

Page: 411

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"While the public health philosophy of the 20th Century -- emphasizing prevention -- is ideal for addressing natural disease outbreaks, it is not sufficient to confront 21st Century threats where adversaries may use biological weapons agents as part of along-term campaign of aggression and terror. Health care providers and public health officers are among our first lines of defense. Therefore, we are building on the progress of the past three years to further improve the preparedness of our public health and medical systems to address current and future BW [biological warfare] threats and to respond with greater speed and flexibility to multiple or repetitive attacks." Homeland Security Presidential Directive 21 Bioterrorism is not a new threat in the 21st century -- thousands of years ago the plague and other contagious diseases were used in warfare -- but today the potential for catastrophic outcomes is greater than it has ever been. To address this threat, the medical and public health communities are putting various measures in place, including systems designed to pro-actively mon- itor populations for possible disease outbreaks"--Provided by publisher.
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Understanding Advanced Statistics

A Guide for Nurses and Health Care Researchers

Author: Denis Anthony

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medical

Page: 256

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An easy-to-read book that deals with the more advanced concepts necessary for a good understanding of statistics. It makes the subject accessible to students while covering the subject at a level required for the practicing professional.
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Statistics for Advanced Practice Nurses and Health Professionals

Author: Manfred Stommel, PhD,Katherine J. Dontje, PhD, FNP-BC

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826198252

Category: Medical

Page: 352

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This comprehensive, graduate-level text for advanced practice nurses and other health care professionals provides state-of-the-art tools that facilitate the reading and interpretation of clinical research articles that use increasingly complex statistical techniques. It addresses clinically relevant topics in biostatistics beyond the usual introduction to linear models, such as survival analysis and evaluation of screening tests. The text emphasizes the importance of understanding the underlying logic of statistical inference and statistical models to support correct interpretation and effective translation into practice. It promotes appropriate statistical method selection for conducting translational research. With a focus on disseminating information in easily understandable language, the text addresses basic statistical reasoning and four different classes of statistical models. The appendix provides refreshers on the algebraic underpinnings of statistics. More complex algebraic derivations are highlighted in boxes throughout the text chapters. The text explains how to work with the exponential expressions and logarithms necessary for the interpretation of logistic and hazard regression models and features clear explanations of more sophisticated statistical models, inference, and analyses. Chapters include examples from current research and multiple exercises designed to reinforce learning. Key Features: End-of-chapter exercises include both problems of interpretation and numerical problems that can be solved via hand calculations. For instructors and students interested in practical data analysis, data sets and practice problems are available from Springer Publishing Companyís website with instructions in SPSS, STATA, and SAS formats. At the end of each chapter is a ìLiterature Applicationî text box with interpretation questions about a recent research article that highlights the statistical model discussed in the chapter. Throughout the book, text boxes highlight the most important algebraic formulas useful in interpreting statistical methods. A chapter on data management practices and ethical issues of privacy maintenance is included. Nine appendices provide tables of major probability distributions, for example, normal, t- and F-distributions, and algebraic derivations of some of the most important results in statistics.
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An Introduction to the US Health Care System

Sixth Edition

Author: Steven Jonas, MD,MPH, FACPM,Raymond L. Goldsteen, DrPH,Karen Goldsteen, PhD, MPH

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826103154

Category: Medical

Page: 328

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Completely expanded and updated to account for the latest changes in the U.S. health care system, this best-selling text remains the most concise and balanced introduction to the domestic health care system. Like its predecessors, it provides an accessible overview of the basic components of the system: healthcare personnel, hospitals and other institutions, the federal government, financing and payment mechanisms, and managed care. Finally, it provides an insightful look at the prospects for health care reform. Steven Jonas, a revered expert in public health, has enlisted his colleagues, Drs. Raymond and Karen Goldsteen, to add their expertise in public health and health policy and management to this outstanding volume. All students of health care administration and policy, as well as practicing healthcare professionals who simply want a relatively brief overview of the system, will find it useful.
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Nursing Research

An Introduction

Author: Pam Moule,Margaret Goodman

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446206270

Category: Medical

Page: 432

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"This is a very welcome new book that will be of great value to those learning about research at all levels. It will be particularly useful for students who have no previous research knowledge and will aid their understanding of process and theory greatly." Dr Pat Colliety, Senior Tutor, Faculty of Health and Social Care, University of Surrey Nursing Research leads the novice nurse researcher and student nurse through the main techniques and skills required of a practising nurse researcher. The authors provide readers with key information to understand, critically appraise and implement research in daily practice. Written in an accessible and engaging manner the book encourages students and practitioners to think about the whole research process, from reading the research of others to designing, conducting and analyzing their own research. Key features include: - coverage of all aspects of doing research, from research design to data gathering and report writing - key words, chapter summaries and further readings - in-depth nursing-based examples throughout - an extensive companion website. Nursing Research: An Introduction is an invaluable resource to both students at upper undergraduate and graduate level as well practicing nurses undertaking research.
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An introduction to international migration studies

european perspectives

Author: Marco Martiniello,Jan Rath

Publisher: Amsterdam University Press

ISBN: 9048517354

Category: Social Science

Page: 383

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Focusing mainly on the European experience including Eastern Europe, this important volume offers an advanced introduction to immigrant incorporation studies from a historical, empirical and theoretical perspective. Beyond incorporation theories, renowned scholars in the field explore incorporation in action in different fields, policy issues and normative dimensions.
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An Introduction to Community Health

Author: James McKenzie,Robert Pinger,Jerome Edward Kotecki

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 0763790117

Category: Education

Page: 595

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Now in its Seventh Edition, An Introduction to Community Health is a mainstay in community health education, and is used in hundreds of colleges and universities across the country. This best-selling text features the latest trends and statistics in community health, covering such topics as epidemiology, community organization, program planning, minority health, health care, mental health, environmental health, drugs, safety, and occupational health. With an emphasis on developing the knowledge and skills necessary for a career in health education, it incorporates a variety of pedagogical elements that assist and encourage students to understand complex community health issues. New to the Seventh Edition -Details on the Affordable Care Act, the health insurance reform law passed in March 2010 -The importance of immunizations and needle exchange programs in the prevention of communicable disease -The latest information about school wellness policies and an overview of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Health Education Curriculum Analysis Tool (HECAT) for curriculum review and development -Information on the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act, giving the FDA oversight of tobacco products -Natural- and human-generated environmental disasters and how communities respond to them -Discussion of distracted driving, including texting and e-mailing while driving -New court rulings concerning restriction of firearms on college campuses (Utah) and in cities (Chicago), and the ramifications for community safety
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Statistical Applications for Health Information Management

Author: Carol E. Osborn

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 9780763728427

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 390

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Published in conjunction with the American Health Information Management Association® (AHIMA), this title covers the basic biostatistics, descriptive statistics, and inferential statistics that are unique to health information management (HIM). Computer applications used in the real world are emphasized throughout the book, with only a minimal focus on manual applications.
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An Introduction to Global Studies

Author: Patricia J. Campbell,Aran MacKinnon,Christy R. Stevens

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444329588

Category: Political Science

Page: 440

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Taking an interdisciplinary approach, An Introduction to Global Studies presents readers with a solid introduction to the complex, interconnected forces and issues confronting today's globalized world. Introduces readers to major theories, key terms, concepts, and notable theorists Equips readers with the basic knowledge and conceptual tools necessary for thinking critically about the complex issues facing the global community Includes a variety of supplemental features to facilitate learning and enhance readers' understanding of the material
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An Introduction To Public Health And Epidemiology

Author: Carr, Susan,Unwin, Nigel,Pless-Mulloli, Tanja

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335216242

Category: Medical

Page: 176

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The second edition of this bestselling book provides a multi-professional introduction to the key concepts in public health and epidemiology.
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