2% to 1%? 50% reduction? 1 in 100?

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2% to 1%? 50% reduction? 1 in 100?

Postby blythe » Thu Jun 09, 2011 01:08 pm

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/31/healt ... .html?_r=3

Laney, one of the home office coordinators, found this great article that I think really applies to us.

When do you get excited about a potential treatment for PE? If the treatment decreases the incidence from 2% to 1%? If there's a 50% reduction? If it helps 1 in 100 women? They are all the same thing.

The article explains it better! What do you think?
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Re: 2% to 1%? 50% reduction? 1 in 100?

Postby kerisue » Thu Jun 09, 2011 10:28 pm

yeah, 2% and 1% sound low, but I've already BEEN the 1 out of a hundred. If you were the 1 wouldn't you want to be helped too? That's how I look at it. At least unless the risk of harm is even greater.
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Re: 2% to 1%? 50% reduction? 1 in 100?

Postby blythe » Fri Jun 10, 2011 08:24 am

Thank you Kerisue!
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