Full text of Encyclopedia of Biostatistics 2nd ed. (2005) editors in chief, Peter Armitage, Theodore Colton. Publisher: Wiley, c2005.
Supports the development and use of statistical methods for addressing the problems and critical issues that confront scientists, practitioners and policy makers engaged in the life and medical sciences. With the growing importance and application of biostatistics, reflected in the increasing number of statisticians employed in the pharmaceutical industry, healthcare sector and medical schools, this new edition will find widespread application in basic medical science; the planning, financing and distribution of health care; and the measurement of health care status and progress in the population.
Among the areas receiving increased attention in this second edition are Bayesian methodology and applications, and modeling the spread of infectious diseases and the development of epidemics. In addition the Encyclopedia now includes many contributions that focus on the rapid growth of bioinformatics and its pivotal role in studying the human genome.
* Expanded and enhanced coverage of key topics including bioinformatics, clinical trials, computation, genetics, and Bayesian methods and applications
* Containing over 1300 articles, 182 entirely new to this edition, with more than 300 revised and updated to reflect current research and developments
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