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Dictionary for Clinical Trials



Dictionary for Clinical Trials

Simon Day

ISBN: 978-0-470-85396-2 November 2000 228 Pages


This is a unique and comprehensive book providing clearly written definitions of the clinical trial terms likely to be found in trial protocols, reports, regulatory guidelines and published manuscripts. Definitions, often used in regulatory guidelines have been simplified and are free from jargon.
* Defines over 2700 words and short phrases commonly used in clinical trials
* Scope includes medical, statistical, epidemiological, ethical, regulatory and data management terminology
* Extensively cross-referenced
* Illustrated with line figures and graphs
Wide ranging and succinct, the Dictionary of Clinial Trials is the essential pocket reference guide for all those working in clinical trials, including clinicians, statisticians and those within the pharmaceutical industry as well as ethics committees and grant-awarding organisations. It has been written by a highly-respected statistician well known in both the academic and pharmaceutical industry fields.
"…extremely useful as a pocket reference guide to clinical researcher[s]…" (Journal of Statistical Computation & Simulation, May 2004)

"Three particular strengths of the dictionary are the statistical explanations; the acknowledgement of ICH and the authors down to earth selection of some of the terms... - editor note - sounds like one to buy for the new staff in the department" (Pharmaceutical Physician, March 2001)

"a very readable 250-page dictionary...this may prove to be a reference resource to be kept within easy reach." (Talanta, Vol 62, 2000)