absolute benefit increase


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absolute benefit increase

The decrease in the risk of an event’s occurrence when a population is exposed to a determined factor—e.g., a particular treatment, compared to a control population not exposed to the factor being evaluated.

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ABI

The beneficial effect of an intervention or treatment in a clinical trial. It consists of the number of events observed in the experimental cohort minus the number of events in the control group. The term is the opposite of the “absolute risk increase.”