Characteristics of meta-analyses and their component studies in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews: a cross-sectional, descriptive analysis

Jonathan Davey, Rebecca M Turner, Mike J Clarke, Julian P T Higgins

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Abstract

Cochrane systematic reviews collate and summarise studies of the effects of healthcare interventions. The characteristics of these reviews and the meta-analyses and individual studies they contain provide insights into the nature of healthcare research and important context for the development of relevant statistical and other methods.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)160
JournalBMC Medical Research Methodology
Volume11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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