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Year : 2008  |  Volume : 42  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 140-143

Communicating study results to our patients: Which way is best?


1 McMaster University, Canada
2 Boston University, USA

Correspondence Address:
B A Petrisor
McMaster University, 6N, Hamilton Health Sciences, General Hospital, 237 Barton St, E., L8L 2X2
Canada
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0019-5413.40249

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Before we are able to communicate evidence and evidence results to patients we must first be familiar with the common ways by which results may be presented to our patients. We describe five approaches (relative risk, risk reduction, odds ratio, absolute risk difference and number needed to treat) of transforming the results of an orthopaedic study for communication with patients.


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