This article explores ways in which numbers may be used in general practice to inform and guide decisions relating to the probabilities of illness, and the harms as well as the benefits of investigations and treatment, both for individual patients and for populations.
Shapley, M., Mansell, G., Barraclough, K., & Croft, P. (2013). General practice by numbers: presentation to final outcome. British Journal of General Practice, 63(609), e300-e302. https://doi.org/10.3399/bjgp13X665468