Methods for Meta-Analysis in Medical Research

December 19, 2000|
Methods for Meta-Analysis in Medical Research by Alexander J. Sutton
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With meta-analysis methods playing a crucial role in health research in recent years, this important and clearly-written book provides a much-needed survey of the field.
Meta-analysis provides a framework for combining the results of several clinical trials and drawing inferences about the effectiveness of medical treatments. The move towards evidence-based health care and practice is underpinned by the use of meta-analysis. This book:
* Provides a thorough criticism and an up-to-date survey of meta-analysis methods
* Emphasises the practical approach, and illustrates the methods by numerous examples
* Describes the use of Bayesian methods in meta-analysis
* Includes discussion of appropriate software for each analysis
* Includes numerous references to more advanced treatment of specialist topics
* Refers to software code used in the examples available on the authors' Web site
Practising statisticians, statistically-minded clinicians and health research professionals will benefit greatly from the clear presentation and numerous examples. Medical researchers will grasp the basic principles of meta-analysis, and learn how to apply the various methods.
Alex Sutton has published extensively on meta-analysis methodology generally, and on publication bias specifically in recent years, including a major systematic review on the topic of the methodology that has been developed for meta-analysis. He currently has an active interest in the area of partially reported study information, which...
Title:Methods for Meta-Analysis in Medical ResearchFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:348 pages, 9.35 X 6.28 X 0.99 inShipping dimensions:348 pages, 9.35 X 6.28 X 0.99 inPublished:December 19, 2000Publisher:WileyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0471490660

ISBN - 13:9780471490661

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