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One of the problems with the way we discuss health interventions is that we see them in black and white. Something is either good for you or bad for you. Things are rarely that simple, though. Moreover, there’s “good for you” and “GOOD FOR YOU”. How do you tell the difference? Watch and learn.

Almost all of the data for this came from the amazing website TheNNT (http://thennt.com). You can go there to see those and more.

Additionally, Aaron’s new book is out! Please consider buying a copy. He’d really appreciate it!http://dontputthatinthere.com/#buy_th…
John Green — Executive Producer
Stan Muller — Director, Producer
Aaron Carroll — Writer
Mark Olsen — Graphics

Last week, we discussed the NNT, or number needed to treat. I’m sure it made a lot of you upset to realize that many therapies you’ve been sold as “awesome” were, in fact, somewhat incremental with respect to benefits. But another problem is that a lot of those therapies are anything but benign. They come not only with costs, but also with side effects or problems.

We can quantify harms, too. Watch and learn about NNH!

Almost all of the data for this came from the amazing website TheNNT (http://thennt.com). You can go there to see those and more.

Additionally, Aaron’s new book is out! Please consider buying a copy. He’d really appreciate it!http://dontputthatinthere.com/#buy_th…

John Green — Executive Producer
Stan Muller — Director, Producer
Aaron Carroll — Writer
Mark Olsen — Graphics

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Number Needed to Treat – Number Needed to Harm: Treatments Don’t Work Like You Think They Work – Treatments Can Hurt You

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