Data from the Updated Cochrane review on Antibiotics for Acute Otitis Media.

Chris Cates has updated his excellent "NNT" digrams for the management of acute otitis media.  He's got these cool charts that help explain the concept of an NNT.  I use these in the office .. pulling up his site on the internet and walking parents through these concepts.  WHile 1st year medical students seem to have a problem with "NNT" — mom and dad seem to "get it" without too much trouble.