A Practical Introduction to Meta-analysis
In this chapter, we describe how to perform meta-analysis of continuous and dichotomous, stratified and non-stratified data. We also demonstrate how to generate some of the commonly used graphical methods for displaying the results of meta-analysis.
Whilst the Review Manager Software package is an intuitive and easily accessible method for performing meta-analysis, care must be taken to perform a robust review of the literature and adequately explore heterogeneity in order to obtain more reliable results.
KeywordsCoronary Artery Bypass Grafting Review Manager Forest Plot Funnel Plot Conventional Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting
- 1.Cochrane Review Manager. Available online at http://www.cc-ims.net/RevMan/download.htm.