Meta-analytic tools for medical decision making: a practical guide.

Journal Article (Review)

This paper is an extension of notes used for the short course in meta-analysis given at the 13th and 14th annual meetings of the Society for Medical Decision Making. The material covers both standard and evolving methods of meta-analysis. The methods include those for combining p-values, for analyzing general fixed-effects models, for analyzing contingency tables, and for analyzing count and continuous outcomes. For each general method, the authors present simplified formulas first, followed by more precise formulas when necessary. Similarly, both classic and Bayesian methods are presented where appropriate. Actual examples are used for methods.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Hasselblad, V; McCrory, DC

Published Date

  • January 1995

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 15 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 81 - 96

PubMed ID

  • 7898302

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0272-989X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1177/0272989X9501500112

Language

  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States