Biostatistics for the Intensivist: A Clinically Oriented Guide to Research Analysis and Interpretation

  • Heidi H. HonEmail author
  • Jill C. Stoltzfus
  • Stanislaw P. Stawicki


Statistical analysis is an integral and necessary part of being a clinician. Applying the results of statistical analysis can change clinical practices in a meaningful way. Consequently, this biostatistics chapter has been created to provide a basic understanding of statistics as applied to the analysis of research studies. This chapter outlines the basic mechanics of statistics, describes different study types, and explains statistical testing from a practical perspective.


Biostatistics Clinician Statistical testing Study designs Confidence intervals Correlation Regression analysis 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Heidi H. Hon
    • 1
    Email author
  • Jill C. Stoltzfus
    • 2
  • Stanislaw P. Stawicki
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Surgery, St. Luke’sUniversity HospitalBethlehemUSA
  2. 2.Temple University School of Medicine, The Research InstituteSt. Luke’s University Health NetworkBethlehemUSA
  3. 3.Department of Research and InnovationSt. Luke’s University Health NetworkBethlehemUSA

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