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Combining and converting groups when extracting data for meta-analysis

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  • Contributors KST and KRM conceived the idea of the series of which this is one part. KST wrote the first draft of the manuscript. All authors revised the manuscript and agreed the final version.

  • Funding This research was supported by the National Institute for Health Research Applied Research Collaboration Oxford and Thames Valley at Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust.

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    or the Department of Health and Social Care.

  • Competing interests KRM and JKA were Associate Editors of BMJ Evidence Medicine at the time of submission.

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