Feuer, D.J.; Higgins, J.P.
September 1999
Palliative Medicine;1999, Vol. 13 Issue 5, p433
Academic Journal
Explains the importance of applying meta-analysis in the palliative care setting. Factors consisting the process involved in meta-analysis; Advantages of meta-analysis; Cases when it is appropriate to combine studies.


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