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I review some areas of medical statistics that have gained prominence over the last 5-10 years: meta-analysis, evidence-based medicine, and cluster randomized trials. I then consider several issues relating to data analysis and interpretation, many relating to the use and misuse of hypothesis testing, drawing on recent reviews of the use of statistics in medical journals. I also consider developments in the reporting of research in medical journals.

Original publication

DOI

10.1002/1097-0258(20001215)19:23<3275::aid-sim626>3.0.co;2-m

Type

Journal article

Journal

Statistics in medicine

Publication Date

12/2000

Volume

19

Pages

3275 - 3289

Addresses

ICRF Medical Statistics Group, Centre for Statistics in Medicine, Institute of Health Sciences, Old Road, Oxford OX3 7LF, UK. altman@icrf.icnet.uk

Keywords

Humans, Data Interpretation, Statistical, Evidence-Based Medicine, Periodicals as Topic, Review Literature as Topic, Statistics as Topic, Meta-Analysis as Topic, Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic