I see we have no tag for number needed to treat or number needed to harm. Am I missing some tag synonym or should I create a new tag?

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    $\begingroup$ We usually do not create new tags to anticipate questions: tags emerge from the keywords applied to existing questions. Are you suggesting there are questions that need such a tag? $\endgroup$ – whuber Nov 21 '17 at 20:01
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    $\begingroup$ This search stats.stackexchange.com/… only yields 5 Qs so I am not sure such a tag is really needed. But I don't know much about epidemiology. $\endgroup$ – amoeba Nov 21 '17 at 20:06
  • $\begingroup$ Well, I just asked such a question. It's not my area of expertise, but I suspect that there are other such questions. $\endgroup$ – Peter Flom Nov 21 '17 at 20:51
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    $\begingroup$ If you asked a question about this subject and feel that a particular string would be a useful tag, then by all means apply the tag. That's how tagging is supposed to work and that's all it takes to create a new tag. $\endgroup$ – whuber Nov 21 '17 at 20:57
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    $\begingroup$ There is an existing tag, it is named "nnt". It appears I created in in December '12. It currently has 2 threads. We could add @amoeba's 3 others, make it a synonym of your new tag, or just get rid of it. $\endgroup$ – gung - Reinstate Monica Nov 21 '17 at 21:14
  • $\begingroup$ I don't know how I missed that. I think making it a synonym is best. $\endgroup$ – Peter Flom Nov 21 '17 at 21:30
  • $\begingroup$ @PeterFlom, do you have a preference re which is the master tag? $\endgroup$ – gung - Reinstate Monica Nov 21 '17 at 21:47
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    $\begingroup$ @gung I would suggest the long one. I think the fact that Peter overlooked the short one speaks for itself. $\endgroup$ – amoeba Nov 21 '17 at 22:08
  • $\begingroup$ @gung I agree with Amoeba. $\endgroup$ – Peter Flom Nov 21 '17 at 22:35

There is was an existing tag named [nnt] (used in two questions). I made it a synonym of new tag and merged them.

I also created an excerpt and a wiki for it.

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