What is a Meta-analysis?

  •  A meta-analysis is a statistical technique used to pool the results from more than one study
  • Data from many patients from multiple studies are being combined in the analysis so the results have more power and are more precise than the results from an individual study

Examples of meta-analyses conducted by our team

  1. Pham, B., Thomas, S. M., Lillie, E., Lee, T., Hamid, J., Richter, T., … & Tricco, A. C. (2019). Anti-vascular endothelial growth factor treatment for retinal conditions: A systematic review and meta-analysis. BMJ Open, 9(5), e022031. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2018-022031.
  2. Tricco, A. C., Thomas, S. M., Veroniki, A. A., Hamid, J. S., Cogo, E., Strifler, L., … & Straus, S. E. (2017). Comparisons of interventions for preventing falls in older adults: A systematic review and meta-analysis. JAMA, 318(17), 1687-1699. doi: 10.1001/jama.2017.15006.
  3. Tricco, A. C., Antony, J., Ivers, N. M., Ashoor, H. M., Khan, P. A., Blondal, E., … & Straus, S. E. (2014). Effectiveness of quality improvement strategies for coordination of care to reduce use of health care services: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Canadian Medical Association Journal, 186(15), E568-E578. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.140289.
  4. Tricco, A. C., Chit, A., Soobiah, C., Hallett, D., Meier, G., Chen, M. H., … & Loeb, M. (2013). Comparing influenza vaccine efficacy against mismatched and matched strains: a systematic review and meta-analysis. BMC Medicine, 11(153). doi: 10.1186/1741-7015-11-153.
  5. Tricco, A. C., Ivers, N. M., Grimshaw, J. M., Moher, D., Turner, L., Galipeau, J., … & Tonelli, M. (2012). Effectiveness of quality improvement strategies on the management of diabetes: A systematic review and meta-analysis. The Lancet, 379(9833), 2252-2261. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(12)60480-2.