Users' Guides to the Medical Literature
Guyatt G, Rennie D, Meade MO, Cook DJ
Part F Summarizing the Evidence
Chapter 20.2. Fixed-Effects and Random-Effects Models
Victor Montori, John Ioannidis, Deborah J. Cook, Gordon Guyatt
Models for Combining Data for Meta-analysis
fixed-effects model, meta-analyses, random-effects model, systematic reviews, treatment effect
"In a meta-analysis, results from 2 or
more primary studies are combined statistically.
The meta-analyst seeking a method to combine primary study results
can do so by using either a fixed-effects model or
a random-effects model.1..."
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