Librarian participation in meta-analysis projects.

  title={Librarian participation in meta-analysis projects.},
  author={Thomas L. Mead and Daniel T. Richards},
  journal={Bulletin of the Medical Library Association},
  volume={83 4},
Meta-analysis is an epidemiological and statistical tool used to combine the results of independent studies and synthesize their conclusions for the purpose of evaluating therapeutic effectiveness, determining procedural efficacy, or providing a basis for development of treatment protocols. Meta-analysis also may be described as "studying the studies." The process, however defined, requires access to a large quantity of medical literature and presents new opportunities for medical librarians to… CONTINUE READING

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