Chapter

Planning the Study

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/9780195133646.003.03

Series: Monographs in Epidemiology and Biostatistics

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This chapter describes how to plan a study that uses methods described in this book. It describes why studies that use systematic review and meta-analysis, decision analysis, and cost-effectiveness analysis are not easy to do. The four steps involved in planning all three types of synthetic study—problem formulation, protocol development, acquisition of resources, and administrative approvals—are described.

Keywords: systematic review; decision analysis; cost-effectiveness analysis; protocol; problem formulation; analytic framework

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Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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