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Statistical and clinical significance

Ian A Scott
Med J Aust 2017; 207 (5): 187-189. || doi: 10.5694/mja16.01148

In published research, a statistically significant result is often wrongly interpreted as representing a clinically important finding. In this article, we explore the meanings of statistical and clinical significance.

  • Ian A Scott1,2

  • 1 Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane, QLD
  • 2 University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD


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