Tips for understanding Absolute vs. Relative Risk

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Absolute Differences between the effects of two treatments matter more to most people than Relative Differences.

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Radio commentator Paul Harvey had a feature called “The Rest of the Story.” Researchers, clinicians or journalists who report only on relative differences in making claims about a new idea should tell the rest of the story. It is absolute differences that probably matter most to most people trying to make sense out of such claims.

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