The use of meta-analysis in economic evaluation
AbstractMeta-analysis provides a family of statistical techniques for combining the results of similar studies. This paper examines the meta-analysis of clinical data in economic studies, and points to the issues and considerations that must be addressed when designing and conducting a meta-analysis of clinical data for use in an economic evaluation. We investigate whether the standard approaches employed in the meta-analysis of clinical data are satisfactory to meet the demands of economic evaluation, and assess the meta-analyses contained in a sample of economic evaluations identified from the NHS conomic Evaluation Database. Finally, we provide guidance on the appropriate use of meta-analysis for economic evaluations.
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Length: 29 pages
Date of creation: Nov 1999
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economic evaluation; meta-analysis;
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