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[Value and limits of conventional or cumulative meta analysis in obstetrics and gynecology].

Authors
  • Subtil, D
  • Truffert, P
  • Vinatier, D
  • Puech, F
  • Querleu, D
  • Crepin, G
Type
Published Article
Journal
Thérapie
Publication Date
Jan 01, 1994
Volume
49
Issue
3
Pages
175–179
Identifiers
PMID: 7878580
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The authors describe some situations where meta-analyses would have been of great benefit if they have been done or sufficiently published. They emphasize several problems ensued by this new method: if possible, meta-analyses have to be done each time a new trial is analysed, according to a precise method. Cumulative meta-analysis should rely on a regular and prospective registration of clinical trials. In all cases, meta-analyses should be available to a large number of physicians, in the main interest of patients.

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