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Type: Journal article
Title: Interpreting and understanding meta-analysis graphs: a practical guide
Author: Ried, K.
Citation: Australian Family Physician, 2006; 35(8):635-638
Publisher: Royal Australian College of General Practitioners
Issue Date: 2006
ISSN: 0300-8495
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Karin Ried
Abstract: Ideally, clinical decision making ought to be based on the latest evidence available. However, to keep abreast with the continuously increasing number of publications in health research, a primary health care professional would need to read an unsurmountable number of articles every day covered in more than 13 million references and over 4800 biomedical and health journals in Medline alone.1 With the view to address this challenge, the systematic review method was developed.2 This article provides a practical guide for appraising systematic reviews for relevance to clinical practice and interpreting meta-analysis graphs as part of quantitative systematic reviews.
Keywords: Humans; Data Interpretation, Statistical; Evidence-Based Medicine; Publishing; Primary Health Care; Meta-Analysis as Topic; Guidelines as Topic
Description: Copyright to Australian Family Physician. Reproduced with permission. Permission to reproduce must be sought from the publisher, The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.
RMID: 0020077071
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