TITLE

Tips for learners of evidence-based medicine: 4. Assessing heterogeneity of primary studies in systematic reviews and whether to combine their results

AUTHOR(S)
Hatala, Rose; Keitz, Sheri; Wyer, Peter; Guyatt, Gordon
PUB. DATE
March 2005
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;3/1/2005, Vol. 172 Issue 5, p661
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Presents tips on evidence-based medicine skills. Factors to assess to qualitatively determine the appropriateness of pooling estimates of effect from the individual studies; Hypothetical systematic reviews; Criteria for not combining the results of studies in a meta-analysis.
ACCESSION #
16191478

 

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