This textbook on statistics is written for students in medicine, epidemiology, and public health. It builds on the important role evidence-based medicine now plays in the clinical practice of physicians, physician assistants and allied health practitioners. By bringing research design and statistics to the fore, this book can integrate these skills into the curricula of professional programs. Students, particularly practitioners-in-training, will learn statistical skills that are required of today's clinicians. Practice problems at the end of each chapter and downloadable data sets provided by the authors ensure readers get practical experience that they can then apply to their own work.
Health & Medicine
This guide highlights health data available at the state, federal and international level in several areas of health care and health administration. Primary sources are the Federal Government and international agencies.
an interactive database bringing together core health statistics for the 193 WHO (World Health Organization) Member States. It comprises more than 100 indicators, which can be accessed by way of a quick search, by major categories, or through user-defined tables. The data are also published annually in the World Health Statistics Report released in May.
Various assessment indicators are available online from 2001 to present at this site. For indicators prior to this time, the infomation is available in the Reference section of the Library in printed form.
View historical statistics back to 2000 for six broad categories
Covering the Uninsured
Health Care Costs
Health Care Quality, Value and Equality
Social Determinants of Health
tate- and county-level data for all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and US territories and possessions. Data are available by gender, race and ethnicity and come from a variety of national and state sources. The system is organized into eleven main categories, including demographics, mortality, natality, reproductive health, violence, prevention, disease and mental health. Within each main category, there are numerous subcategories.
A Subject Guide from the National Library of Medicine
NCHS Rapid SurveysRapid Surveys are fielded by two commercial survey panels—AmeriSpeak (conducted by NORC at the University of Chicago) and KnowledgePanel (conducted by Ipsos). This enables fast data collection with at least 4,000 adult participants each round of data collection