Meta-Analysis of controlled clinical trials
Anne Whitehead

Over the last twenty years there has been a dramatic upsurge in the application of meta--analysis to medical research. This has mainly been due to greater emphasis on evidence--based medicine and the need for reliable summaries of the vast and expanding volume of clinical research. At the same time there [...]

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Introduction to Meta-Analysis
Michael Borenstein, Larry V. Hedges, Julian P. T. Higgins, Hannah R. Rothstein

This book provides a clear and thorough introduction to meta-analysis, the process of synthesizing data from a series of separate studies. Meta-analysis has become a critically important tool in fields as diverse as medicine, pharmacology, epidemiology, education, psychology, business, and ecology. Introduction to Meta-Analysis: Outlines the role of meta-analysis in the [...]

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Methods for Meta-Analysis in Medical Research
Alexander J. Sutton, Keith R. Abrams, David R. Jones, Trevor A. Sheldon, Fujian Song

With meta-analysis methods playing a crucial role in health research in recent years, this important and clearly-written book provides a much-needed survey of the field. Meta-analysis provides a framework for combining the results of several clinical trials and drawing inferences about the effectiveness of medical treatments. The move towards evidence-based [...]

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Meta-Analysis, Decision Analysis, and Cost-Effectiveness Analysis
Diana B. Petitti

This is a lucid, comprehensive introduction to meta-analysis, decision analysis, and cost-effectiveness analysis. These three closely related methods have become even more important for synthesizing research since the first edition was published in 1994. And they have gained legitimacy as tools for guiding health policy. In the Second Edition, Petitti [...]

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