Meta-analysis: Its strengths and limitations : Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine

Posted: February 2, 2016 in Uncategorized

Meta-analysis is powerful but also controversial—controversial because several conditions are critical to a sound meta-analysis, and small violations of those conditions can lead to misleading results. Summarizing large amounts of varied information using a single number is another controversial aspect of meta-analysis. Under scrutiny, some meta-analyses have been inappropriate, and their conclusions not fully warranted.2,3

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