Interpretation of random effects meta-analyses.

@article{Riley2011InterpretationOR,
  title={Interpretation of random effects meta-analyses.},
  author={Richard D Riley and Julian P. T. Higgins and Jonathan Deeks},
  journal={BMJ},
  year={2011},
  volume={342},
  pages={
          d549
        }
}
  • Richard D Riley, Julian P. T. Higgins, Jonathan Deeks
  • Published in BMJ 2011
  • Medicine
  • Summary estimates of treatment effect from random effects meta-analysis give only the average effect across all studies. Inclusion of prediction intervals, which estimate the likely effect in an individual setting, could make it easier to apply the results to clinical practice Meta-analysis is used to synthesise quantitative information from related studies and produce results that summarise a whole body of research.1 A typical systematic review uses meta-analytical methods to combine the… CONTINUE READING

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