Statistical Methods in Laboratory Medicine

Statistical Methods in Laboratory Medicine

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Statistical Methods in Laboratory Medicine focuses on the application of statistics in laboratory medicine. The book first ponders on quantitative and random variables, exploratory data analysis (EDA), probability, and probability distributions. Discussions focus on negative binomial distribution, non-random distributions, binomial distribution, fitting the binomial model to sample data, conditional probability and statistical independence, rules of probability, and Bayes' theorem. The text then examines inference, regression, and measurement and control. Topics cover analytical goals for assay precision, estimating the error variance components, indirect structural assays, functional assays, bivariate regression model, and least-squares estimates of the functional relation parameters. The manuscript takes a look at assay method comparison studies, multivariate analysis, forecasting and control, and test interpretation. Concerns include time series structure and terminology, polynomial regression, assessing the performance of the classification rule, quantitative screening tests, sample correlation coefficient, and computer assisted diagnosis. The book is a dependable reference for medical experts and statisticians interested in the employment of statistics in laboratory medicine.There are a number of different approaches to dealing with this problem, ranging from quite empirical methods, ... been widely adopted in the construction of these more complex diagnostic programmes, with an often cavalier disregard for theanbsp;...

Title:Statistical Methods in Laboratory Medicine
Author:P. W. Strike
Publisher:Butterworth-Heinemann - 2014-05-16


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