Number Needed to Treat (NNT): A tool to analyze harms and benefits

A key to making an informed medical choice is weighing potential benefits versus potential harms. But how do you know how likely you are to benefit from a medical treatment or procedure? One statistic that can help is called the Number Needed to Treat, or NNT.  The NNT tells us the number of people we … Continue reading Number Needed to Treat (NNT): A tool to analyze harms and benefits