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Tip for data extraction for meta-analysis - 23

Kathy Taylor
What if the summary statistic I want is given for the wrong group?

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Tip for data extraction for meta-analysis - 22

Kathy Taylor
What if the data I want are reported for the wrong time point?

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Tip for data extraction for meta-analysis - 21

What should I do if I have a missing mean, standard deviation or sample size? Kathy Taylor For meta-analysis of

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Tip for data extraction in meta-analysis - 20

What if neither sensitivity nor specificity are reported? Kathy Taylor In this post I return briefly to data extraction problems

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Systematic reviews for policymaking: Three tips on where to start

Kamal R. Mahtani, Director MSc EBHC (Systematic Reviews) One of the purposes of conducting systematic reviews is to provide available

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The rise and rise of realist reviews?

Geoff Wong
Geoff welcomes the increase in popularity of realist reviews, but raises challenges that such popularity might bring.

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Tip for data extraction in meta-analysis - 19

Kathy Taylor
What if there’s no intervention?

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Tip for data extraction in meta-analysis - 18

Kathy Taylor
pico, PICO (No, I’m not shouting)

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Tip for data extraction for meta-analysis – 17

Kathy Taylor
Extracting graphical data in fewer words.

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Tip for data extraction for meta-analysis – 16

Kathy Taylor

Estimating a hazard ratio from a Kaplan curve and numbers at risk

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Tip for data extraction for meta-analysis – 15

Kathy Taylor
In my trial example I estimated the follow-up range of 15 to 80 months.

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Tip for data extraction for meta-analysis - 14

Kathy Taylor
In this blog post I’m returning to extracting hazard ratios (HRs)

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Diagnostic tests for bacterial infections in older adults – unexpected results!

Kome Gbinigie
Older adults are more susceptible than younger people to bacterial infections.

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Low-Dose Ketamine Can Be Effective in Reducing Postoperative Pain

J. Mark Riddell
Patients undergoing major orthopedic surgery have typically suffered moderate to severe pain after their procedure.

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Tip for data extraction for meta-analysis - 13

Kathy Taylor
What if there’s only a graph?

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