Meta-Analysis in Medical Research: The Handbook for the Understanding and Practice of Meta-Analysis

Meta-Analysis in Medical Research: The Handbook for the Understanding and Practice of Meta-Analysis

Editor(s): Gioacchino Leandro, Giuseppe Gallus

Published Online: 16 NOV 2007

Print ISBN: 9781405127332

Online ISBN: 9780470994894

DOI: 10.1002/9780470994894

About this Book

This book is a joint package of a practical manual on how to undertake meta-analysis in medicine together with an accompanying CD-ROM. This provides individuals with access to meta-analysis software and the instructions and guidance on how to undertake them.

The software package contains a computer program 'Metanalysis' which performs statistical analyses for the meta-analysis. It has some unique features currently not available in other meta-analysis software packages:


  • ability to import graphics into Word, PowerPoint etc
  • Galbraith's plots
  • cumulative meta-analysis
  • number needed to treat
  • publication bias assessment

The graphics generated by the software are in a format compatible with Microsoft PowerPoint.

Click here to view sample graphics.

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