Relative vs. absolute measures of benefit and risk: what's the difference?

@article{Citrome2010RelativeVA,
  title={Relative vs. absolute measures of benefit and risk: what's the difference?},
  author={Leslie Citrome},
  journal={Acta psychiatrica Scandinavica},
  year={2010},
  volume={121 2},
  pages={94-102}
}
OBJECTIVE When appraising evidence clinicians are confronted with two types of comparisons: ratios, such as relative risk, and absolute differences, such as number needed to treat (NNT) or number needed to harm (NNH). METHOD A review of the definition, calculation and interpretation of relative measures such as relative risk, odds ratio and the hazard… CONTINUE READING