Communicating Study Results to Our Patients: Which Way Is Best?
Tornetta III, Paul
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CitationPetrisor, BA, Paul Tornetta III. "Communicating study results to our patients: Which way is best?" Indian Journal of Orthopaedics 42(2): 140-143. (2008)
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.