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Meta-Analysis, Decision Analysis, and Cost-Effectiveness Analysis$
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Diana B. Petitti

Print publication date: 1999

Print ISBN-13: 9780195133646

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195133646.001.0001

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Overview of the Methods

Overview of the Methods

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Meta-Analysis, Decision Analysis, and Cost-Effectiveness Analysis

Diana B. Petitti

Oxford University Press

This chapter describes the steps used in a systematic review and meta-analysis, a simple decision analysis, and a straightforward cost-effectiveness analysis. It makes liberal use of examples to illustrate the usefulness of the information derived from the three methods for clinical decision-making and policy. It emphasizes the importance of being systematic and carefully documenting what is done when using the methods.

Keywords:   systematic review, meta-analysis, decision analysis, cost-effectiveness analysis, guidelines, policy, decision-making

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