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Followers of the Annals of Internal Medicine should read the 23 pages that compose the final chapter of this book. The benefits of this approach will be three. First, the reader will learn a brief series of judgmental strategies that can be used to diagnose causation in the face of statistical association. Second, she or he will receive a quick review of some key epidemiologic and biostatistical concepts, including measures of disease frequency and the crucial distinction between the strength of an association and its statistical significance. Third, the exercise may whet the reader's appetite for the first portion of
Causal Thinking in the Health Sciences. Concepts and Strategies in Epidemiology.. Ann Intern Med. 1973;79:143. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-79-1-143_1
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