Extract from Statistical Questions in Evidence-based Medicine by Martin Bland and Janet Peacock.
We hope that the topic will be useful in own right, as well as giving a flavour of the book.
1. Were they right?
Check answer 1
The advertisement went on to point out that in the late 20th century this did not happen, expectation of life having increased greatly. The conclusion was that this increase in life expectancy was because of advances in pharmaceuticals as a result of animal experimentation.
2. Was this a reasonable conclusion?
Check answer 2
Reference: St George, D. (1986) Life expectancy, truth, and the ABPI. Lancet 2, 346.
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