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Medical providers and researchers must have a full understanding of the importance ofboth statistical and clinical significance because many times researchers get confused andthink that whatever is statistically significant is also often seen as being clinicallyimportant, which is not always true. These are two very different concepts. Clinicalsignificance reflects the study’s results/outcomes and how they impact real clinicalpractice and patient outcomes (Ranganathan et al., 2015). Clinical significance will impactmedical decision-making because it will impact patients’ lives, the duration of treatment,cost-effectiveness, and ease of implementing the new EBP or interventions on a widerbasis (Ranganathan et al., 2015).On the other hand, statistical significance indicates the reliability of the research studyresults (Sharma, 2021). Clinical significance shows what is the extent of the actualtreatment effect, what is the difference between the control group and the groupreceiving the intervention, which will have an impact on medical practice, policies, andinterventions in the long term (Ranganathan et al., 2015). Statistical significance quantifies

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Statistics, Statistical hypothesis testing, Statistical significance, clinical significance, Ranganathan

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