Understanding Medical Information Discussion


All healthcare professionals that conduct research must be familiar with statistical terminology.  To become an informed consumer of medical information, one must learn a few easy to understand concepts.  This is important so one can interpret study results in journal articles, conference presentations, drug advertisements, and most importantly when conducting one’s own research.  Therefore, healthcare professionals should be familiar with clinical research methods and basic statistical terminology. 

Answer this question: 

In your own words, define and describe three primary ways that statistics are used in medical literature.