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Data Analysis for Clinical Medicine: The Quantitative Approach to Patient Care in Gastroenterology.

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Edited by Chalmers Thomas C.. . 217 pages. International University Press; , Rome: , 1988.. $49.00.

Ann Intern Med. 1989;111(2):192. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-111-2-192_3
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"Medicine, although in some respects still an art, should be practiced more and more as a science," says A. Torsoli, President of the XIII International Congress of Gastroenterologists. This book was generated for the Congress, and the editor acknowledges that references to biochemistry, physiology, and molecular biology are excluded to allow the reader to focus on the practicing physician's heavy needs for a grasp of biostatistics, epidemiology, and decision analysis. These gastroenterologists have shown fortitude in preparing this primer for orienting clinicians to the skills and methods that will dominate practice in the immediate future. Their message is that it


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