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Objectives for this Lesson and MOA Terms

Objectives for this lesson & MOA Terms

Prof. Mary Ferrill illustrates the objectives for this lesson, including interpretation of NNT (Number needed to treat) and NNH (Number needed to harm).

The purpose of this week is to make sure that we are able to define, calculate, interpret, and describe NNT/NNH in clinical trials, determine when it is appropriate to calculate NNT/NNH, and develop an NNT/NNH statement utilizing the required six components.

Besides, we also need to know the eight kinds of definitions of MOA terms. The main purpose of knowing the terminology is to be able to explain what that means irrespective of what it is listed in the trial.

The absolute risk reduction (ARR) and the NNT/NNH take baseline risk into account. If a patient is sicker or healthier, they will provide more accurate information.

As for side by side comparisons, we have to understand the definitions of RR (Risk Ratio), RRR (Relative risk reduction), ARR, and NNT/NNH.

Why baseline risk matters? Please watch the video and share your thoughts below.

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Evidence-Based Medicine in Clinical Pharmacy Practice

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