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3.0 out of 5 stars For maths boffins not doctors., 17 Nov. 2013
This review is from: Medical Decision Making (Paperback)
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This is an excellent book. For statisticians, mathematicians, computer programmers and other people who want to study the mathematics behind medical decision making. So I think it would be very useful if you were designing a simulation programme or a diagnostic programme for instance, but the authors recommend this book to all doctors in training and I'd have to disagree. It's far too technical and explains through complicated formulas how you are trained to think in medical school. There are much better texts for explaining the core concepts of risk and probability (most medical statistics textbooks do a decent job). I didn't find this useful and I wouldn't recommend to any of my medical colleagues unless they had a highly technical interest in health informatics and mathematical modelling.
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