This document explains the process and benefits of meta-analysis using the comparative analysis of different treatments as an example.
"Meta-analyses offer a systematic and quantitative approach to synthesising
evidence to answer important therapeutic questions. Nonetheless, pitfalls abound in
the execution of meta-analyses and they are fundamentally limited by the quality
of the underlying studies..."
(Crombie & Davies 2009 p7)
- Trials, systematic reviews and meta-analysis
- Benefits of meta-analyses
Requirements for meta-analysis
Presenting the findings
Crombie I K, Davies H T, 2009 What is meta-analysis?, Hayward Medical Communications, Retrieved from https://www.univie.ac.at/nutrigenomics/teaching/vo_datamanagement/WhatisMetaAn.pdf
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