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Number Needed to Harm

Categories: CC21, Common Competences, Critical Appraisal

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Description: You are reading a paper about the effect of tranexamic acid for patients who have suffered major trauma. The researchers randomly allocated tranexamic acid or placebo to adults who had suffered major trauma.

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You are reading a paper about the effect of tranexamic acid for patients who have suffered major trauma. The researchers randomly allocated tranexamic acid or placebo to adults who had suffered major trauma.

The paper reports that people who received tranexamic acid were less likely to die than those who received placebo. You look at the possible harms of the treatment and notice that the proportion of patients who required pelvic surgery is higher if they received transexamic acid than placebo. 6.8% versus 6.4%.

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