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STATISTICS WITHOUT TEARS
Year : 2009  |  Volume : 18  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 64-69

Probability, clinical decision making and hypothesis testing


Department of Community Medicine, D. Y. Patil Medical College, Pune - 411018, India

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A Banerjee
Department of Community Medicine, D. Y. Patil Medical College, Pune - 411 018
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0972-6748.57864

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Few clinicians grasp the true concept of probability expressed in the 'P value.' For most, a statistically significant P value is the end of the search for truth. In fact, the opposite is the case. The present paper attempts to put the P value in proper perspective by explaining different types of probabilities, their role in clinical decision making, medical research and hypothesis testing.


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