Communicating treatment risk reduction to people with low numeracy skills: a cross-cultural comparison.

@article{GarcaRetamero2009CommunicatingTR,
  title={Communicating treatment risk reduction to people with low numeracy skills: a cross-cultural comparison.},
  author={Roc{\'i}o Garc{\'i}a-Retamero and Mirta Galesic},
  journal={American journal of public health},
  year={2009},
  volume={99 12},
  pages={2196-202}
}
OBJECTIVES We sought to address denominator neglect (i.e. the focus on the number of treated and nontreated patients who died, without sufficiently considering the overall numbers of patients) in estimates of treatment risk reduction, and analyzed whether icon arrays aid comprehension. METHODS We performed a survey of probabilistic, national samples in the United States and Germany in July and August of 2008. Participants received scenarios involving equally effective treatments but differing… CONTINUE READING

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