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“Number Needed to Treat” Statistic in the Wild–III

January 14, 2010

From a meta-analysis of Chron’s disease treatment in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases:

For patients with active disease, the number needed to treat was 3.4 (95% CI, 2.3–7.0) for nitroimidazoles and 4.2 (95% CI, 2.7–9.3) for clofazimine. The corresponding numbers needed to treat for inactive disease were 6.1 (95% CI, 5.0–9.7) and 6.9 (95% CI, 5.4–12.0).

Unfortunately, the full article is gated, but check out the abstract if you don’t have access.

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