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What if the summary statistic I want is given for the wrong group?
What if the data I want are reported for the wrong time point?
What should I do if I have a missing mean, standard deviation or sample size? Kathy Taylor For meta-analysis of
What if neither sensitivity nor specificity are reported? Kathy Taylor In this post I return briefly to data extraction problems
Kamal R. Mahtani, Director MSc EBHC (Systematic Reviews) One of the purposes of conducting systematic reviews is to provide available
Geoff welcomes the increase in popularity of realist reviews, but raises challenges that such popularity might bring.
What if there’s no intervention?
pico, PICO (No, I’m not shouting)
Extracting graphical data in fewer words.
Estimating a hazard ratio from a Kaplan curve and numbers at risk
In my trial example I estimated the follow-up range of 15 to 80 months.
In this blog post I’m returning to extracting hazard ratios (HRs)
Older adults are more susceptible than younger people to bacterial infections.
J. Mark Riddell
Patients undergoing major orthopedic surgery have typically suffered moderate to severe pain after their procedure.
What if there’s only a graph?