The modern medicine is a lot about numbers: chances of this being an infection, chances of failure a treatment, chances of complication from a surgery. All these numbers are usually presented as a RISK percentage. Making sense of this percentage is a little more difficult than making sense of the “Flat 50% off” percentage. And a lot of “CONDITIONS APPLY”. The risk is usually presented in a way it sounds most favorable to the premise of the study. At the other end is an odd entity, the odds ratio, which is never looked at respectfully.
During this live lecture, the following are discussed:
1. Why do we need to quantify risk?
2. Study designs that can be used to reach the risk ratio?
3. Interpreting Risk?
4. Real Risk vs Presented Risk?
Lecturer: Dr. Siddharth Dikshit, DNB, FICO
September 1, 2017