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Pooling data for number needed to treat: no problems for apples

Abstract:
OBJECTIVE: To consider the problem of the calculation of number needed to treat (NNT) derived from risk difference, odds ratio, and raw pooled events shown to give different results using data from a review of nursing interventions for smoking cessation. DISCUSSION: A review of nursing interventions for smoking cessation from the Cochrane Library provided different v

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R.Andrew Moore More by this author
David J. Gavaghan More by this author
Jayne E. Edwards More by this author
Phillip Wiffen More by this author
Henry J. McQuay More by this author
Journal:
BMC Medical Research Methodology − Latest Articles
Volume:
2
Publication date:
2002
URN:
uuid:03f783d3-9b43-486c-b3f3-71529e34fd0b
Local pid:
cs:4269

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