Performing meta-analysis with incomplete statistical information in clinical trials

  title={Performing meta-analysis with incomplete statistical information in clinical trials},
  author={Jianbing Ma and Weiru Liu and Anthony Hunter and Weiya Zhang},
  journal={BMC Medical Research Methodology},
  pages={56 - 56}
BACKGROUND Results from clinical trials are usually summarized in the form of sampling distributions. When full information (mean, SEM) about these distributions is given, performing meta-analysis is straightforward. However, when some of the sampling distributions only have mean values, a challenging issue is to decide how to use such distributions in meta-analysis. Currently, the most common approaches are either ignoring such trials or for each trial with a missing SEM, finding a similar… CONTINUE READING

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