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

By Julian P. T. Higgins, Simon G. Thompson, Jonathan J. Deeks and Douglas G. Altman

Abstract

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

Topics: G311 Medical Statistics, G310 Applied Statistics
Publisher: BMJ
Year: 2003
DOI identifier: 10.1136/bmj.327.7414.557
OAI identifier: oai:eprints.lincoln.ac.uk:1932

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