1st Edition

Surgical Arithmetic Epidemiological, Statistical and Outcome-Based Approach to Surgical Practice

    262 Pages 37 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    This book is intended for the practicing surgeon. It is designed to offer practical insights into the essentials of an epidemiological, statistical and outcomes-based approach to surgical practice. Surgeons are invited to begin to develop the requisite skills that will allow them to communicate effectively with their colleagues in epidemiology and biostatistics in order to develop an optimized approach to patient care.

    1. Epidemiologic Methods for Surgery 2. Introduction to Biostatistics: Describing and Drawing Inferences from Data 3. Interpretation of Diagnostic Tests 4. Primer on Clinical Trials 5. Linear and Logistic Regression Analysis 6. Survival Analysis 7. A Brief Introduction to Meta-Analysis 8. An Introduction to Decision Analysis 9. Pharmacoeconomics and Surgery 10. The Costing of Medical Resources 11. Databases and Registries12. “Do-it-yourself Outcomes”: Using Outcomes in Clinical Practice to Assess and Improve Quality of Care 13. Technology Assessment


    Lawrence Rosenberg, MD. PhD., Lawrence Joseph, PhD., Alan Barkun, MD. MSc., all McGill University Montreal, Quebec, Canada.