Meta-Analysis in Medicine and Health Policy

Dalene Stangl, Donald A. Berry

April 20, 2000 by CRC Press
Textbook - 414 Pages
ISBN 9780824790301 - CAT# DK4849
Series: Chapman & Hall/CRC Biostatistics Series

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Features

  • "Examines pharmacokinetic models, survival models, methods of improving adjustments for publication bias, group judgments, and up-to-date statistical computer software
  • "Highlights Bayesian methods and graphical, fixed, random, and mixed-effect models
  • "Clarifies the use of study-level covariates
  • "Demonstrates how to synthesize research results when outcomes vary among studies
  • "Introduces a unified modeling approach for communicating results
  • "Contains more than 800 references, tables, equations, and drawings
  • Summary

    This remarkable text raises the analysis of data in health sciences and policy to new heights of refinement and applicability by introducing cutting-edge meta-analysis strategies while reviewing more commonly used techniques. Each chapter builds on sound principles, develops methodologies to solve statistical problems, and presents concrete applications used by experienced medical practitioners and health policymakers. Written by more than 30 celebrated international experts, Meta-Analysis in Medicine and Health Policy employs copious examples and pictorial presentations to teach and reinforce biostatistical techniques more effectively and poses numerous open questions of medical and health policy research.

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