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Statistical Bases of Reference Values in Laboratory Medicine

1st Edition

By Eugene K. Harris, James C. Boyd

CRC Press

384 pages

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pub: 1995-07-07
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Examining the strengths and limitations of various standards of accuracy in clinical laboratory analyses, this detailed reference presents an in-depth study of important theoretical and empirical issues concerning the description, collection, and application of reference values in laboratory medicine.



…The authors…have bridged the gap between the pedantic recitation of statistical dogma and practical application of those tools to the considerable task of establishing appropriate reference values for the analytes we measure…the most significant contribution they make is in relating this application to the real issue in laboratory medicine today: how we can contribute to lowering episode-of-care cost.

"-Clinical Chemistry

"…thorough…authoritative…an excellent addition to departmental and institutional libraries.

"-Doody's Health Sciences Book Review Journal

"…This book is the first book I have seen which covers so much of the area of variation in measurement, and explains it very clearly…essential.

"-International Society for Clinical Biostatistics News

Table of Contents

Some History of Reference Values

Calculating Reference Limits

Sample Sizes and Subgroups

Multivariate Reference Regions and Indices

Time-Dependent Reference Values

Comparison of Within-Subject and Among-Subject Variances

Predictive Values for Monitoring Healthy Subjects and Patients

Analytical Goals for Reference Values

Analytical Goals In Therapeutic Drug Monitoring

Reference Values in the Future


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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MATHEMATICS / Probability & Statistics / General
MEDICAL / Internal Medicine