Letters The treatment paradox

The interpretation of evidence

BMJ 2008; 336 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39465.493090.3A (Published 24 January 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;336:174
  1. Peter G Davies, GP principal
  1. 1Keighley Road Surgery, Halifax HX2 9LL

    Jenkinson and I have an article on a similar theme to Spence’s piece in this month’s Student BMJ.1 2 Any trial generates four summary numbers: relative risk reduction, absolute risk reduction, number needed to treat, and personal probability …

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