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Forest Plot

Posted by aruma99 on 14 May 2014 at 04:12 GMT

As a meta-analysis I was expecting to see a forest plot with confidence intervals and actual effect sizes, and the overall pooled effect. I would have thought that a basic requirement. Otherwise how are we able to actually compare the different RCTs. Unless we see this, it maybe that poorly designed trials (which could possibly explain why many are unpublished) are skewing the results. They may be perfectly well-designed but unless we actually see this, how are we supposed to know, especially with the study making such a significant conclusion.

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