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Table C78Odds ratio of outcomes, attributable proportion of events among exposed, number needed to treat to harm one patient, and the number of avoided events per 1000 treated patients: radical prostatectomy vs. watchful waiting

DesignStudy QualityOutcomesEffect: Odds ratio of events, 95% CIAttributable Fraction of Events (%)NNT to HarmNumber of Avoided (Excessive) Events
Large population based studyModerateSatisfied with treatment: delighted*1.340.682.7326.4-20-49
Large population based studyModerateSatisfied with treatment: pleased*1.270.702.2921.2-19-53
Large population based studyModerateWould make same decision again: definitely yes*1.220.702.1318.2-20-50
Large population based studyModerateWould make same decision again: probably yes*0.760.431.36-30.91663
Large population based studyModerateBowel urgency: almost every day*4.530.04580.7177.9-143-7
Large population based studyModerateUrinary leakage: daily or more often*7.092.9716.9585.9-4-278
Large population based studyModerateErectile dysfunction: no erections at all*2.921.645.1965.7-4-259
RCTModerateErectile dysfunction^4.892.619.1779.5-3-350
RCTModerateUrinary leakage^3.611.946.7272.3-4-280
RCTModerateUrinary obstruction^0.490.280.89-102.06160
RCTModerateDiarrhea^5.790.6055.6482.7-24-41
RCTModerateFecal leakage ≥ once/week^0.850.282.62-17.910010
*

-PCOS study

^

Steineck study

From: Appendix C, Evidence Tables and Figures

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Comparative Effectiveness of Therapies for Clinically Localized Prostate Cancer [Internet].
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Wilt TJ, Shamliyan T, Taylor B, et al.

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