Conducting quantitative synthesis when comparing medical interventions: AHRQ and the Effective Health Care Program
Comparative Effectiveness Research
Meta-Analysis as Topic
Outcome Assessment (Health Care)
Review Literature as Topic
Quantitative synthesis should be conducted in a transparent and consistent way. Inclusion of multiple alternative interventions in CERs increases the complexity of quantitative synthesis, whereas the basic issues in quantitative synthesis remain crucial considerations in quantitative synthesis for a CER. We will cover more issues in future versions and update and improve recommendations with the accumulation of new research to advance the goal for transparency and consistency.