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Pooling data for Number Needed to Treat: no problems for apples

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Objective: To consider the problem of the calculation of number needed to treat (NNT) derived from risk difference, odds ratio, and raw pooled events shown to give different results using data from a review of nursing interventions for smoking cessation. Discussion: A review of nursing interventions for smoking cessation from the Cochrane Library provided different values for NNT depending on how NNTs were calculated. The Cochrane review was evaluated for clinical heterogeneity using L'Abbé p...

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10.1186/1471-2288-2-2

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University of Oxford
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MSD
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NDM
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Pain Research
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University of Oxford
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MPLS
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Computer Science
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Institution:
University of Oxford
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MSD
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NDM
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Pain Research
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University of Oxford
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MSD
Department:
NDM
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Pain Research
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
NDM
Research group:
Pain Research
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BioMed Central Publisher's website
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BMC Medical Research Methodology Journal website
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2
Article number:
2
Publication date:
2002-01-01
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1471-2288
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English
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2008-11-28

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