Statistics

Misuse of statistics continues to plague healthcare, conference hears.

Limb M. Misuse of statistics continues to plague healthcare, conference hears. BMJ. 2012;344:e1526. DOI: 10.1136/bmj.e1526. PubMed PMID: 22378955.

Seeing through the alcohol statistics haze.

Hawkes N. Seeing through the alcohol statistics haze. BMJ. 2012;344:e1273. DOI: 10.1136/bmj.e1273. PubMed PMID: 22362248.

Adverse drug reaction deaths reported in United States vital statistics, 1999-2006.

Shepherd G, Mohorn P, Yacoub K, May DW. Adverse drug reaction deaths reported in United States vital statistics, 1999-2006. Ann Pharmacother. 2012;46(2):169-75. DOI: 10.1345/aph.1P592. PubMed PMID: 22253191.

A Clinician's Guide to Statistics and Epidemiology in Mental Health: Measuring Truth and Uncertainty

Accessible and clinically relevant, A Clinician's Guide to Statistics and Epidemiology in Mental Health describes statistical concepts in plain English with minimal mathematical content, making it perfect for the busy health professional. Using clear language in favour of complex terminology, limitations of statistical techniques are emphasized, as well as the importance of interpretation - as opposed to 'number-crunching' - in analysis.

Coroners' verdicts and suicide statistics in England and Wales.

Gunnell D, Hawton K, Kapur N. Coroners' verdicts and suicide statistics in England and Wales. BMJ. 2011;343:d6030. DOI: 10.1136/bmj.d6030. PubMed PMID: 21980064.

Declining autopsy rates and suicide misclassification: a cross-national analysis of 35 countries.

Kapusta ND, Tran US, Rockett IRH, De Leo D, Naylor CPE, Niederkrotenthaler T, et al. Declining autopsy rates and suicide misclassification: a cross-national analysis of 35 countries. Arch Gen Psychiatry. 2011;68(10):1050-7. DOI: 10.1001/archgenpsychiatry.2011.66. PubMed PMID: 21646567.

Making Sense of Antidepressants: An Evidence-Based Approach to the Controversies

The controversies surrounding the use of antidepressants in the treatment of depressive disorders have rocked the world of psychiatry. From black box warnings to heated debates about efficacy in leading medical journals, this topic is sure to be timely and thought provoking. Nassir Ghaemi, MD, MPH will present Making Sense of Antidepressants: An Evidence-Based Approach to the Controversies on Sunday. Dr. Ghaemi is a world renowned leader in the treatment of mood disorders and author of A First-Rate Madness: Uncovering the Links Between Leadership and Mental Illness. After his presentation, you will have the chance to meet with Dr. Ghaemi and purchase a signed copy of this provocative book! Right now you can watch an interview with Dr. Ghaemi on The Colbert Report. Read more about this session.

Put statistics back in its bottle.

Shuster S. Put statistics back in its bottle. BMJ. 2011;343:d3975. DOI: 10.1136/bmj.d3975. PubMed PMID: 21750051.

Late abortion statistics are published after pro-life group wins court ruling.

Dyer C. Late abortion statistics are published after pro-life group wins court ruling. BMJ. 2011;343:d4282. DOI: 10.1136/bmj.d4282. PubMed PMID: 21729989.

Rebuttal to editorial saying cancer survival statistics are misleading.

Coleman MP, Rachet B, Woods L, Berrino F, Butler J, Capocaccia R, et al. Rebuttal to editorial saying cancer survival statistics are misleading. BMJ. 2011;343:d4214. DOI: 10.1136/bmj.d4214. PubMed PMID: 21729985.