Medical statistics--no time for complacency.

  title={Medical statistics--no time for complacency.},
  author={Odd Olai Aalen},
  journal={Statistical methods in medical research},
  volume={9 1},
  • Odd Olai Aalen
  • Published 2000 in Statistical methods in medical research
Statistical science plays an important role in medical research. Whether this will continue to be so, depends to a large extent on the future of fields like clinical trials and epidemiology. Will these continue to play the important role they do today in the development of medicine? Traditional, frequentist, methodology still dominates in medical statistics. Statisticians should have an open and pragmatic attitude towards new approaches. Survival analysis is a field of biostatistics that has… CONTINUE READING