Statistical methods in the surgical literature.

  title={Statistical methods in the surgical literature.},
  author={Jibby E. Kurichi and Seema S. Sonnad},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Surgeons},
  volume={202 3},
BACKGROUND It is important that clinicians understand statistical methods to incorporate statistics into their own research and to correctly translate published literature into improved patient care. The purpose of this study was to identify frequency and appropriate use of statistical methods in clinical surgical publications during the past 18 years. STUDY DESIGN The study included randomly selected issues from odd-numbered years of Annals of Surgery (Annals) and Archives of Surgery… CONTINUE READING

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