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Sensitivity Analysis

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/9780195133646.003.15

Series: Monographs in Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Sensitivity Analysis

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Sensitivity analysis is an essential element of decision analysis and cost-effectiveness analysis. This chapter shows how to do sensitivity analysis. It describes one-way, two-way, and three-way sensitivity analysis and their interpretation with examples. It discusses n-way sensitivity analysis and the application of the principles of sensitivity analysis to systematic reviews with meta-analysis.

Keywords: decision analysis; cost-effectiveness analysis; systematic review; meta-analysis; sensitivity analysis; one-way; two-way; n-way

Chapter.  4850 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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