Praise for the first edition

“...The present scope of statistics in medical research is nowhere more manifest than in the stunning, benchmark Encyclopedia of Biostatistics... an unsurpassed and timely addition to the statistical literature...”
- International Journal of Epidemiology

At the forefront of Statistical and Medical Research…

The Encyclopedia of Biostatistics, 2nd Edition offers the definitive reference to support the development and use of statistical methods for addressing the problems and critical issues that confront scientists, practitioners and policy makers engaged in the life and medical sciences. With the growing importance and application of biostatistics, reflected in the increasing number of statisticians employed in the pharmaceutical industry, healthcare sector and medical schools, this new edition will find widespread application in basic medical science; the planning, financing and distribution of health care; and the measurement of health care status and progress in the population.

Authoritative and Comprehensive Coverage…

Building on the widely acclaimed achievement of the First Edition, the distinguished editorial team has commissioned new material and revised existing articles to ensure that the coverage of key topics is completely up to date and comprehensive. Among the areas receiving increased attention are Bayesian methodology and applications, and modeling the spread of infectious diseases and the development of epidemics. In addition the Encyclopedia now includes many contributions that focus on the rapid growth of bioinformatics and its pivotal role in studying the human genome.

• Expanded and enhanced coverage of key topics including bioinformatics, clinical trials, computation, genetics, and Bayesian methods and applications

• Containing over 1300 articles, 182 entirely new to this edition, with more than 300 revised and updated to reflect current research and developments

• All encompassed in 8 extensively cross-referenced volumes