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Risk in Emergency medicine - what is it, how to doctors assess it and how they make decisions? How can we make things better? Some answers, more questions.
Risk is a nebulous term in evidence-based medicine, as it may refer to either relative or absolute risks. Overall, absolute risks are more meaningful and can be converted in 'numbers need to treat' (NNT), which are useful in the clinical setting
Make no mistake, emergency medicine is a risky business. Fortunately we have StEmlyn's Simon Carley to help us understand why.