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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Contributors FA and MHM conceived the idea of the article. FA drafted the article. All authors contributed to the manuscript and approved its final version.
Competing interests None declared.
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