Common problems related to the use of number needed to treat.

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OBJECTIVE To illustrate basic issues that have to be taken into account when study results are presented by means of the number needed to treat (NNT). STUDY DESIGN AND SETTING This article presents an overview of common problems related to the NNT with corresponding explanations. RESULTS Without stating the direction of the effect, the alternative… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.jclinepi.2009.08.006

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@article{Stang2010CommonPR, title={Common problems related to the use of number needed to treat.}, author={Andreas Stang and Charles L Poole and Ralf Bender}, journal={Journal of clinical epidemiology}, year={2010}, volume={63 8}, pages={820-5} }