Medical Writing Statistics A medical writer's guide to meta-analysis
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Volume 25, Issue 3 - Statistics

A medical writer's guide to meta-analysis

Abstract

Meta-analysis is a statistical technique for summarising the results of multiple studies in a quantitative manner. It should not be confused with a systematic review, though in practice the two are often found together. The main pitfalls with meta-analyses are being sure that the studies being combined are similar enough that it makes sense to combine them, and being sure that all relevant studies have been included.

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