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Critical Appraisal of Epidemiological Studies and Clinical Trials$
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Mark Elwood

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780198529552

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198529552.001.0001

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Combining results from several studies: systematic review and meta-analysis

Combining results from several studies: systematic review and meta-analysis

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(p.281) Chapter 8 Combining results from several studies: systematic review and meta-analysis
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Critical Appraisal of Epidemiological Studies and Clinical Trials
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J. Mark Elwood

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198529552.003.08

This chapter is divided into two parts. The first part discusses systematic reviews and the role of meta-analysis. The second part presents the most widely used statistical methods for meta-analysis and related issues such as exploring differences between studies. Self-test questions are provided at the end of the chapter.

Keywords:   statistical methods, meta-analysis, observational studies, meta-regression

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