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Synthesis of research findings through meta-analysis.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Decubitus
Publication Date
Volume
5
Issue
5
Pages
48–50
Identifiers
PMID: 1418592
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Meta-analysis is an alternative, quantitative approach to the analysis and synthesis of multiple investigations of the same clinical question. The statistical approaches that have been developed since Glass coined the term meta-analysis in 1976 are discussed. Clinicians will find meta-analysis helpful when there are conflicting research findings about perplexing clinical problems.

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