Absolute risk: better basis for decision makingBMJ 2007; 334 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39164.420150.1F (Published 29 March 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:651
- Christopher Cheetham, consultant paediatrician (retired) ([email protected])
- High Wycombe HP13 6QW
Smith et al's conclusion of threefold to fourfold increased mortality in a second twin when born vaginally at term is a relative rather than an absolute risk.1 There was an excess second twin all cause mortality of 73 infants, and an excess second twin anoxic mortality of 60 infants. Altogether there …
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