TITLE

Numbers needed to treat derived from meta-analysis: a word of caution

AUTHOR(S)
Marx, Arthur; Bucher, Heiner C.
PUB. DATE
March 2003
SOURCE
ACP Journal Club;Mar/Apr2003, Vol. 138 Issue 2, pA-11
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
Editorial. Presents suggestions on the application of number needed to treat (NNT) from meta-analysis to an individual patient. Definition of NNT; Problems in the use of NNT; Approaches in deriving NNT from summary risk estimates of meta-analysis.
ACCESSION #
9333412

 

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