Letters Sepsis and risk of postoperative thromboses

Author’s reply to Wong and De Murtinho-Braga

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g6294 (Published 21 October 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g6294
  1. Jacques D Donzé, research associate1
  1. 1Division of General Internal Medicine, Bern University Hospital, 3010 Bern, Switzerland
  1. donze.author{at}gmail.com

Wong was worried about the misinterpretation of odds and risks.1 2 As everyone knows, the interpretation of risk is more intuitive than for odds, for both doctors and patients. Although statistically odds are not risks, it is well accepted that odds ratio is a good approximation of the relative risk when the outcome is rare (<10%).3 In our study, the …

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