A Shift from a Single to Multiple Meta-analyses


A meta-meta-analysis is a meta-analysis of multiple meta-analyses. In this chapter a meta-meta-analysis from the authors is performed for the purpose of re-assessment of the pitfalls of the original meta-analyses with increased power and sample size. Also a meta-meta-analysis, performed for meta-learning purposes by Juni et al., and published in the BMJ of 2001, is reviewed.


Publication Bias Pool Effect Pool Odds Ratio Christmas Tree Outlier Study 
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  1. More background, theoretical and mathematical information of meta-analyses is given in Statistics applied to clinical studies 5th edition, Chaps. 32–34 and 48, Springer Heidelberg Germany, 2012, from the same authors.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of MedicineAlbert Schweitzer HospitalSliedrechtThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Department of Epidemiology and BiostatisticsAcademic Medical CenterAmsterdamThe Netherlands

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