Assessing statistical analyses of clinical trials: primer in statistical methods for thoracic surgeons.

  • Frank D'amico
  • Published 2003 in Seminars in thoracic and cardiovascular surgery


Each year there are many randomized controlled trials published for thoracic surgeons. To apply the results of these articles to their patients, surgeons need to have an understanding of the criteria for assessing the validity of these articles. They need to be able to recognize both methodological and statistical flaws a study may have. This article… (More)