Title

Uncertainties in the Absence of Data: Use of Pravastatin in Young Children

UMMS Affiliation

Department of Pediatrics

Date

11-1-2008

Document Type

Article

Medical Subject Headings

Pravastatin; Child; Informed Consent; Disclosure

Disciplines

Cardiology | Pediatrics | Preventative Medicine

Abstract

Learning Objective: Understand that, when risks and benefits of prevention are not fully known, physicians must provide patient decision makers with existing information such as the Number Needed to Treat and the Number Needed to Harm and leave the decision to those whom the intervention will affect.

Rights and Permissions

Citation: Shifrin A, Sanghavi D. Uncertainties in the Absence of Data: Use of Pravastatin in Young Children. Virtual Mentor. 2008; 10(11):747-749. Link to article on publisher's website