Evidence-based medicine, systematic reviews, and guidelines in interventional pain management: part 3: systematic reviews and meta-analyses of randomized trials.

@article{Manchikanti2009EvidencebasedMS,
  title={Evidence-based medicine, systematic reviews, and guidelines in interventional pain management: part 3: systematic reviews and meta-analyses of randomized trials.},
  author={Laxmaiah Manchikanti and Ramsin M. Benyamin and Standiford Helm and J A Hirsch},
  journal={Pain physician},
  year={2009},
  volume={12 1},
  pages={35-72}
}
In recent years, progress and innovations in healthcare are measured by evidence-based medicine (EBM), systematic reviews, and meta-analyses. A systematic review is defined as, "the application of scientific strategies that limit bias by the systematic assembly, critical appraisal, and synthesis of all relevant studies on a specific topic." In contrast, meta-analysis is the statistical pooling of data across studies to generate pooled estimates of effects. Meta-analysis usually is the final… CONTINUE READING
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