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Number Needed To Treat

Number Needed To Treat (NNT) is a powerful tool to communicate benefit and harm that both patients and doctors can understand. Some medicines or treatments work better than others. In order to compare medicines to each other fairly, we can use the NNT to summarize a treatment’s effect. The NNT says this: how many people does the doctor have to treat to help just one of them? Read more here.


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Paul G. Auwaerter, MD, offers his perspective on a new antibiotic for skin and soft tissue infections and why it
Thu, Jul 24, 2014
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine
John Bartlett nominates 4 vaccines developed since 1980 and chooses the most important one of the past 25 years. Which
Thu, Jul 24, 2014
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine
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Source: Therapeutics Initiative
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