Anne Whitehead " Meta-Analysis of Controlled Clinical Trials (Statistics in Practice) (Hardcover) "
John Wiley & Sons | 352 pages | September 9, 2002 | English | ISBN 0471983705 | PDF | 1.7MB
Over the last twenty years there has been a dramatic upsurge in the application of meta-analysis to medical research. This has mainly been due to greater emphasis on evidence-based medicine and the need for reliable summaries of the vast and expanding volume of clinical research. At the same time there have been great strides in the development and refinement of the associated statistical methodology. This book describes the planning, conduct and reporting of a meta-analysis as applied to a series of randomized controlled clinical trials.