Aspiring clinicians hoping to understand more about the statistics they work with have a new resource to use thanks to a consultant working in Lincolnshire.
Orthopaedic consultant surgeon Munier Hossain has written a textbook aimed at making the complex topic of statistics simple, easy and accessible to those who would benefit from their use.
Mr Hossain, who is based at Lincoln County Hospital for United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust, spent almost a year piecing the book, Making Sense of Medical Statistics, together.
He said: “I have long been interested in research but in the past have found it difficult to get statistical advice. Medics do not require the in-depth theory that statisticians do and while there are some really great books out there, statisticians write from a different point of view. They are typically not clinicians and the scope is often too complex. We need to help clinicians to understand how to interpret this information.”
Mr Hossain has an interest in medical education and holds an MSC in Evidence Based Healthcare from Oxford. He has supported and run courses teaching statistics for almost a decade.
His new textbook is aimed at students and those early in their medical careers.
Mr Hossain added: “I enjoy teaching. I feel very lucky that my publisher, Cambridge University Press, accepted my proposal so I can help make statistics more accessible to everyone.”