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A practical guide to understanding systematic reviews and meta-analyses.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20096216     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
A systematic review is a transparent and unbiased review of available information. The published systematic review must report the details of the conduct of the review as one might report the details of a primary research project. A meta-analysis is a powerful and rigorous statistical approach to synthesize data from multiple studies, preferably obtained from a systematic review, in order to enlarge the sample size from smaller studies to test the original hypothesis and/or to generate new ones. The objective of this article is to serve as an easy to read practical guide to understand systematic reviews and meta-analyses for those reading them and for those who might plan to prepare them.
Authors:
J Gail Neely; Anthony E Magit; Jason T Rich; Courtney C J Voelker; Eric W Wang; Randal C Paniello; Brian Nussenbaum; Joseph P Bradley
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2009-11-26
Journal Detail:
Title:  Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery     Volume:  142     ISSN:  1097-6817     ISO Abbreviation:  Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg     Publication Date:  2010 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-01-25     Completed Date:  2010-02-22     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8508176     Medline TA:  Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  6-14     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, USA. neelyg@ent.wustl.com
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Guidelines as Topic
Meta-Analysis as Topic*
Review Literature as Topic*

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