Interpreting meta-analysis of continuous outcomes with pre and postvalues

Fares Alahdab, Feras Zaiem, Zhen Wang, M. Hassan Murad

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Meta-analysis of continuous outcomes that were measured preinterventions and postinterventions are challenging. The pooled estimate, which represents a difference between two changes, can be difficult to clinically interpret and apply to patient care. We present a clinical scenario and a guide for evidence-based medicine learners to facilitate interpretation and application of such estimates.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)139-140
Number of pages2
JournalEvidence-Based Medicine
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 2016


  • EDUCATION & TRAINING (see Medical Education & Training)
  • GENERAL MEDICINE (see Internal Medicine)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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