This letter is directed to the question of how investigators can increase either their own individual statistical knowledge or can increase the accuracy of statistical reporting. The answer is to increase one’s own knowledge or to solicit the help of a trained analyst. Self-study on the part of the physician is certainly an option, and no shortage of statistical texts exists, but what physician has the time? Formal academic training is an option, but, again, the issue of time, and more importantly, the topics discussed by Moss et al, are not readily covered in depth until the third or fourth class in a given course series. Furthermore, faculty probably would not be inclined to let individuals skip ahead.