What the Numbers Suggest - and What They Mean
July 01, 2008
ABSTRACT: Practicing pediatricians make many clinical decisions each day in the courseof patient care. For each decision, risks and benefits must be weighed. It is important,therefore, to be able to understand different measures of increased or decreased risk.It is also important to be able to talk with patients and their parents about risk. Thisreview of various ways of expressing risk is offered with the goal of making it easierfor pediatricians to incorporate measures of risk into clinical decision making.