Meta-analytic methods for pooling rates when follow-up duration varies: a case study

@article{Guevara2004MetaanalyticMF,
  title={Meta-analytic methods for pooling rates when follow-up duration varies: a case study},
  author={James P. Guevara and Jesse A Berlin and Fredric M. Wolf},
  journal={BMC Medical Research Methodology},
  year={2004},
  volume={4},
  pages={17 - 17}
}
BACKGROUND Meta-analysis can be used to pool rate measures across studies, but challenges arise when follow-up duration varies. Our objective was to compare different statistical approaches for pooling count data of varying follow-up times in terms of estimates of effect, precision, and clinical interpretability. METHODS We examined data from a published Cochrane Review of asthma self-management education in children. We selected two rate measures with the largest number of contributing… CONTINUE READING

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