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Overview of the Methods

Diana B. Petitti

in Meta-Analysis, Decision Analysis, and Cost-Effectiveness Analysis

Second edition

Published in print November 1999 | ISBN: 9780195133646
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199863761 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195133646.003.02

Series: Monographs in Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Overview of the Methods

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This chapter describes the steps used in a systematic review and meta-analysis, a simple decision analysis, and a straightforward cost-effectiveness analysis. It makes liberal use of examples to illustrate the usefulness of the information derived from the three methods for clinical decision-making and policy. It emphasizes the importance of being systematic and carefully documenting what is done when using the methods.

Keywords: systematic review; meta-analysis; decision analysis; cost-effectiveness analysis; guidelines; policy; decision-making

Chapter.  6091 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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