On this page are links to definitions for the jargon words often used in medicine and the numbers and statistics used to describe it. The glossary includes terms used in epidemiology, in clinical trials, in diagnosis, in statistics, and in health economics.
For many of these terms, a simple description is all that is needed, but for others, a wider discussion may be necessary. In that case, there will be a further link to a page with that wider description and/or definition.
This latest update is in April 2004; changes will be posted as they become available