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It's easy to keep up: Stop depending on human analysts

Posted by jshrager on 30 Dec 2010 at 04:21 GMT

Although human analysts obviously cannot keep up with the need for updated meta-analyses, computers can very easily. All that's needed is for the reporters of trials to report the their results in a computer-understandable format (which they pretty much already do!), and then use automated meta-analysis to summarize the results on a continuous basis. This method can incorporate all sort of results, including case studies (cf., and the results can be reported out in the form of web-based applications (cf. http://therapy.collabrx.c...).

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