Tag: personalized medicine

S. Senn: Personal perils: are numbers needed to treat misleading us as to the scope for personalised medicine? (Guest Post)

Personal perils: are numbers needed to treat misleading us as to the scope for personalised medicine? A common misinterpretation of Numbers Needed to Treat is causing confusion about the scope for personalised medicine. Stephen Senn Consultant Statistician, Edinburgh Introduction Thirty years ago, Laupacis et al1 proposed an intuitively appealing way that physicians could decide how […]