Delhi Journal of Ophthalmology

Essentials of Biostatistics

1Jatinder Bali, 2Renu T. Bali, 1Y.K. Gupta
1Hindu Rao Hospital, Delhi
2Department of Medicine, Deep Chand Bandhu Hospital, GNCTD, Delhi

Editor-in-Chief, Delhi Journal of Ophthalmology, Dr R.P.Centre, AIIMS.

Corresponding Author:

Jatinder Bali MS 
Hindu Rao Hospital, Delh, India
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Received: 10-SEP-2017 Accepted: 27-SEP-2017 Published Online: 05-MAR-2018

Statistics is that branch of science which deals with the collection, organization, analysis, and interpretation of numerical data. It is the study of the methods of collection, analysis, interpretation, presentation, organization, summarizing and drawing conclusions from data. It has applications in everyday life because the access to data has increased tremendously. Medical students are frequently overwhelmed with numbers. However, to make sense of the ubiquitous journal clubs, recent advances and for making decisions in clinical practice it is essential to be conversant with the techniques, their interpretations and their limitations in statistics. This article briefly covers the ground zero and aims at removing the fear of the unknown.

Keywords :biostatistics essentials