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Application of Statistical Methods in Bariatric Surgery 

Application of Statistical Methods in Bariatric Surgery
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Application of Statistical Methods in Bariatric Surgery
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Michał Robert Janik

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780190608347.003.0005
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date: 09 December 2021

It is very important to learn from surgical complications. For this reason, research is vital in surgical practice. Clinical epidemiology and statistics provide the methodology for analyzing data and drawing conclusions. Thus, every surgeon should understand the basics of clinical epidemiology in order to know how to improve his or her practice. This chapter provides a background in epidemiology and the basic statistical methods that are commonly use in bariatric surgical research. A thorough knowledge of the different types of clinical studies and commonly used statistical tests is imperative for the clinician to have in order to interpret data accurately. If necessary the help of a biostatistician will ensure appropriate statistical tests are applied and results and conclusions of studies are credible.

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