Industrial Psychiatry Journal

STATISTICS WITHOUT TEARS
Year
: 2008  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 59--63

Meta-Analysis - Resolving the doctor俟Q製 dillemma?


H Pandve1, A Banerjee2, S Chaudhury3 
1 (Resident), Department of Community Medicine, Padmashree Dr. D.Y.Patil Medical College, Pimpri, Pune-411018, India
2 (Professor), Department of Community Medicine, Padmashree Dr. D.Y.Patil Medical College, Pimpri, Pune -411018, India
3 Professor & Head, Department of Psychiatry, Ranchi Institute of Neuropsychiatry & Allied Sciences, Kanke, Ranchi -834006, India

Correspondence Address:
H Pandve
(Resident), Department of Community Medicine, Padmashree Dr. D.Y.Patil Medical College, Pimpri, Pune-411018
India

Clinical trials often yield inconclusive or inconsistent results because of their small sample size leading to the proverbial 非Q聞octor俟Q製 Dilemma.非Q Against this backdrop, the rapidly evolving statistical tool of meta-analysis has been discussed. The steps of meta-analysis have been enumerated sparing statistical details as far as possible. The advantages as well as the pitfalls of meta-analysis have been reviewed together with some ways of overcoming them.


How to cite this article:
Pandve H, Banerjee A, Chaudhury S. Meta-Analysis - Resolving the doctor's dillemma?.Ind Psychiatry J 2008;17:59-63


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Pandve H, Banerjee A, Chaudhury S. Meta-Analysis - Resolving the doctor's dillemma?. Ind Psychiatry J [serial online] 2008 [cited 2019 Oct 16 ];17:59-63
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