Pitfalls in meta-analysis

Andriko Palmowski*, Sabrina M. Nielsen

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Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftKommentar/debatForskningpeer review

Resumé

Systematic reviews with meta-analyses are powerful instruments to synthesize research. If done correctly, they may constitute the highest level of evidence by combining several individual studies. As high-quality evidence is scarce in the field of complementary medicine, meta-analyses of randomized trials may shed new light on both efficacy and safety, but they must be properly conducted. In this commentary to a recently published paper we elaborate on methodological pitfalls in meta-analysis that every researcher should avoid to gain true high-quality evidence.

OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftInflammopharmacology
ISSN0925-4692
DOI
StatusE-pub ahead of print - 28. maj 2019

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