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Bayesian random effects meta-analysis of trials with binary outcomes: methods for the absolute risk difference and relative risk scales.

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In a recent Statistics in Medicine paper, Warn, Thompson and Spiegelhalter (WTS) made a comparison between the Bayesian approach to the meta-analysis of binary outcomes and a popular Classical approach that uses summary (two-stage) techniques. They included approximate summary (two-stage) Bayesian techniques in their comparisons in an attempt undoubtedly to make the comparison less unfair. But, as this letter will argue, there are techniques from the Classical approach that are closer-those b...

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10.1002/sim.2115

Authors


O'Rourke, K More by this author
Altman, DG More by this author
Journal:
Statistics in medicine
Volume:
24
Issue:
17
Pages:
2733-2742
Publication date:
2005-09-05
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EISSN:
1097-0258
ISSN:
0277-6715
URN:
uuid:ddf33d1e-7003-4430-b376-702b6e7cf2a3
Source identifiers:
317907
Local pid:
pubs:317907

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