Measuring inconsistency in meta-analyses [journal article as teaching resource, deposited by John Flynn]

Higgins, Julian P. T. and Thompson, Simon G. and Deeks, Jonathan J. and Altman, Douglas G. (2003) Measuring inconsistency in meta-analyses [journal article as teaching resource, deposited by John Flynn]. British Medical Journal, 327 . pp. 557-560. ISSN UNSPECIFIED

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.327.7414.557

Abstract

Paper from the BMJ by Higgins J. P. T. et al
Cochrane Reviews have recently started including the quantity I 2 to help readers assess the
consistency of the results of studies in meta-analyses. What does this new quantity mean, and why is
assessment of heterogeneity so important to clinical practice?

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Additional Information:Paper from the BMJ by Higgins J. P. T. et al Cochrane Reviews have recently started including the quantity I 2 to help readers assess the consistency of the results of studies in meta-analyses. What does this new quantity mean, and why is assessment of heterogeneity so important to clinical practice?
Keywords:Meta Analysis, Inconsistency
Subjects:G Mathematical and Computer Sciences > G311 Medical Statistics
G Mathematical and Computer Sciences > G310 Applied Statistics
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Health & Social Care
ID Code:1932
Deposited By: John Flynn
Deposited On:07 Jul 2009 15:10
Last Modified:13 Mar 2013 08:33

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