Get To Know ‘Number Needed To Treat’ : Shots – Health Blog : NPR

While reading over an analysis of decades-old studies of LSD as a treatment for alcoholism last week, I found that the so-called number needed to treat was 6 to prevent alcohol misuse. In other words, treat six people and one would benefit.

via www.npr.org

Golly – it's only taken…what…20 years to make headlines?