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Meta-Analysis in Medicine and Health Policy

1st Edition

Edited by Dalene Stangl, Donald A. Berry

CRC Press

414 pages

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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.


"…an excellent text for a course in contemporary meta-analytic techniques."

-American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education

Table of Contents

Meta-Analysis: Past and Present Challenges

Dalene K. Stangl and Donald A. Berry

Meta-Analysis of Heterogeneously Reported Study Results: A Bayesian Approach

Keith R. Abrams, Paul C. Lambert, Bruno Sansó, and Chris Shaw

Meta-Analysis versus Large Trials: Resolving the Controversy

Scott M. Berry

A Bayesian Meta-Analysis of Randomized Mega-Trials for the Choice of Thrombolytic Agents in Acute Myocardial Infarction

James Brophy and Lawrence Joseph

Combining Studies with Continuous and Dichotomous Responses: A Latent-Variables Approach

Francesca Dominici and Giovanni Parmigiani

Computer-Modeling and Graphical Strategies for Meta-analysis

William DuMouchel and Sharon-Lise Normand

Meta-Analysis for 2 x 2 Tables with Multiple Treatment Groups

Leon J. Gleser and Ingram Olkin

A Bayesian Meta-Analysis of the Relationship between Duration of Estrogen Exposure and Occurrence of Endometrial Cancer

Daniel T. Larose

Modeling and Implementation Issues in Bayesian Meta-Analysis

Donna K. Pauler and Jon Wakefield

Meta-Analysis of Population Pharmacokinetic Data

Nargis Rahman and Jon Wakefield

Meta-Analysis of Individual-patient Survival Data Using Random-Effect Models

Daniel J. Sargent, Benny C. Zee, Chantal Milan, Valter Torri, and Guido Francini

Adjustment for Publication Bias and Quality Bias in Bayesian Meta-Analysis

David D. Smith, Geof H. Givens, and Richard L. Tweedie

Meta-Analysis of Clinical Trials: Opportunities and Limitations

Richard Simon

Research Synthesis for Public Health Policy: Experience of the Institute of Medicine

Michael A. Stoto

Meta-Analysis in Practice: A Critical Review of Available Software

Alexander J. Sutton, Paul C. Lambert, Martin A. G. Hellmich, Keith R. Abrams, and David

About the Series

Chapman & Hall/CRC Biostatistics Series

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MATHEMATICS / Probability & Statistics / General