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A very useful new statistical method

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The article by Akobeng and Heller1 is very interesting indeed and seems to be very useful. They suggest that using PIN-ER-t (population impact number of eliminating a risk factor over a period of time), which is defined as the potential number of disease events prevented in a population over the next t years by eliminating a risk factor,2 allows numbers to be communicated in a more friendly way to demonstrate to both decision makers and the general public the impact of …

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