Conducting quantitative synthesis when comparing medical interventions: AHRQ and the Effective Health Care Program Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Comparative Effectiveness Research
  • Meta-Analysis as Topic
  • Outcome Assessment (Health Care)
  • Review Literature as Topic

abstract

  • 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.

publication date

  • November 2011

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.jclinepi.2010.08.010

PubMed ID

  • 21477993

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 1187

end page

  • 97

volume

  • 64

number

  • 11