Redfern JS, Thompson D. The risks and hazards of interpreting and reporting health study measures. A simple, practical overview. AMWA J 2011; 26 (3):111-116
To ensure accurate interpretation and reporting of study findings, medical writers and journalists should be aware of several key statistical analyses that are used to determine the relative efficacy of interventions in clinical trials. This article 1) provides medical writers and journalists with a practical overview of important statistical methodology typically utilized in clinical studies, 2) covers the use and misuse of these methods, and 3) gives examples of how these methods should be correctly interpreted.
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