Epidemiologic Concepts and Statistics in Clinical Decision Making

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Abstract

Interpreting a clinical study requires skills in identifying a study question, understanding the background leading to the study question, interpreting study design, and data analysis. A good clinical study clearly identifies the study hypotheses to be tested. The goal here is to present material by which the processing of information and its integration into clinical practice, a skill that must be developed in a structured and comprehensive fashion.

Keywords

Placebo Obesity Depression Dopamine Titration 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep MedicineMetroHealth Medical CenterClevelandUSA

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