European Journal of Therapeutics

How to Read a Meta-Analysis? A Guideline for Clinicians


Department of Biostatistics, Gaziantep University School of Medicine, Gaziantep, Turkey

Eur J Ther 2018; 24: 1-4
DOI: 10.5152/EurJTher.2018.342
Read: 2382 Downloads: 198 Published: 03 September 2019


Meta-analysis is a statistical analysis that combines the results of relevant studies performed for same purpose and is used as a tool for evidence-based medicine to support clinical decision making. Because a meta-analysis includes advanced statistical analysis, the report is not easily understandable to clinicians. In this study, we aimed to write a guideline for clinicians to help them understand the statistical analysis part of a meta-analysis and interpret graphs and results of a meta-analysis.


How to cite: Kul S. Fast Reading a Meta-Analysis Result: a Guideline. EurJT Eur J Ther 2018; 24: 1-4.


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