Performance of the trim and fill method in the presence of publication bias and between-study heterogeneity.

@article{Peters2007PerformanceOT,
  title={Performance of the trim and fill method in the presence of publication bias and between-study heterogeneity.},
  author={Jaime Peters and A. J. Sutton and David E Jones and Keith R. Abrams and Lesley Rushton},
  journal={Statistics in medicine},
  year={2007},
  volume={26 25},
  pages={4544-62}
}
The trim and fill method allows estimation of an adjusted meta-analysis estimate in the presence of publication bias. To date, the performance of the trim and fill method has had little assessment. In this paper, we provide a more comprehensive examination of different versions of the trim and fill method in a number of simulated meta-analysis scenarios, comparing results with those from usual unadjusted meta-analysis models and two simple alternatives, namely use of the estimate from: (i) the… CONTINUE READING
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