Interpreting and Reporting Measures of RiskTom Lang Communications and Training International
This workshop introduces participants to 11 common measures of risk used in clinical medicine, including risk, odds, and hazards ratios; absolute and relative risks and risk reductions; and effort-to-yield measures (such as the number needed to treat). The discussion includes how risk is perceived and can be manipulated, consciously or otherwise, to mislead readers by “framing,” or “spinning.”
The workshop is based on Chapter 2 of How to Report Statistics in Medicine. An optional pre-workshop assignment adds no additional time to the workshop.