The ideal way to develop sound judgment about data applicable to clinical care. *First choice of students, educators, and practitioners *A thorough, meaningful, and interesting presentation of biostatistics *Helps students become informed users and consumers of biostatistics" ... Readers may 'learn' and then 'do' immediately ... I learned a lot from this book." Online review of the Third EditionLearn to evaluate and apply statistics in medicine, medical research, and all health-related fields. *Emphasis on the basics of biostatistics and epidemiology and the clinical applications in evidence-based medicine and decision-making methods *NEW chapter on survey research *Expanded discussion of logistic regression, the Cox model, and other multivariate statistical methods *Key Concepts in each chapter pinpoint essential information *Presenting Problems drawn from studies in the medical literature that illustrate the various statistical methods *CD-ROM with NCSS statistical software, procedures, and data sets from the presenting problems *End-of-chapter exercises *Multiple-choice final practice examBeth Dawson is the author of 'Basic & Clinical Biostatistics (LANGE Basic Science)', published 2004 under ISBN 9780071410175 and ISBN 0071410171.