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Medical Term:

number needed to harm

 

Definition: The cohort of patients who must receive a specified medication in routine therapeutic use a specified adverse outcome. In the context in which the term is used, 'adverse outcome' means death or significant impairment or disability that is attributable to the specified medication.

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