Babbs, Charles F., "Meta-analysis of studies on CPR: a better route to new practice guidelines" (2017). Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering Faculty Working Papers. Paper 7.
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Quantitative synthesis of research results multiple small clinical trials using the statistical techniques of meta-analysis yields conclusions in excellent agreement with large randomized “mega-trails”. The present paper introduces a simple yet powerful method of meta-analysis for combining results of any published studies of a proposed treatment compared with a suitable control. These may include pre-clinical or clinical models generating either continuous or dichotomous data.