Time to benefit is the time between the intervention (usually a test or treatment) and its benefit.
The following figure shows which preventive treatments your patient may benefit from and which may be harmful based on your patient’s life expectancy and the time to benefit for each intervention. If time to benefit is longer than the patient's life expectancy, then the patient is unlikely to benefit from the intervention. If time to benefit is shorter than the patient's life expectancy, then the patient is likely to benefit from the intervention.
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