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Interpreting measures of risk: Translating evidence into practice

Hart, Leigh PhD, ARNP, FNP-BC; Little, Anna PhD

doi: 10.1097/01.NPR.0000488716.82691.5b
Feature: EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE
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Abstract: Advanced practice registered nurses must have a working knowledge of statistical principles in order to provide high-quality, evidence-based care. This article presents basic concepts of risk indexes and case study examples illustrating how these measures can inform practice.

Leigh Hart is a professor of nursing at Jacksonville University, Jacksonville, Fla.

Anna Little is an assistant professor of mathematics at Jacksonville University, Jacksonville, Fla.

The authors have disclosed that they have no financial relationships related to this article.

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