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Stratification by quality-induced selection bias in a meta-analysis of clinical trials

Stone, Jennifer; Gurunathan, Usha; Glass, Kathryn; Munn, Zachary; Tugwell, Peter; Doi, Suhail A R

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Objectives The inconsistency demonstrated across strata when using different scales has been attributed to quality scores, and stratification continues to be done using risk of bias domain judgments. This study examines if restricting primary meta-analyses to studies at low risk of bias or presenting meta-analyses stratified according to risk of bias is indeed the right approach to explore potential methodological bias. Study Design and Setting Reanalysis of the impact of quality...[Show more]

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Date published: 2019
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/186574
Source: Journal of Clinical Epidemiology
DOI: 10.1016/j.jclinepi.2018.11.015

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