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Interpreting meta-analysis of continuous outcomes with pre and postvalues
  1. Fares Alahdab,
  2. Feras Zaiem,
  3. Zhen Wang,
  4. M Hassan Murad
  1. Health Care Policy and Research, Mayo Clinic Minnesota, Rochester, Minnesota, USA
  1. Correspondence to : Dr M Hassan Murad
    , Evidence-based Practice Center Mayo Clinic Rochester, MN 55905, USA; murad.mohammad{at}mayo.edu

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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.

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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.

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