[Meta-analysis in epidemiology (1): the general characteristics].


In the present work the general characteristics, aims and applications of meta-analysis in public health are described. The general rules and the relevant steps for the development of this type of studies are considered. These points are illustrated with a number of real examples and the advantages and limitations of the different methodological options are commented.

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@article{Rodrguez1991MetaanalysisIE, title={[Meta-analysis in epidemiology (1): the general characteristics].}, author={Miguel Delgado Rodr{\'i}guez and M Sillero Arenas and Ram{\'o}n G{\'a}lvez Vargas}, journal={Gaceta sanitaria}, year={1991}, volume={5 27}, pages={265-72} }