Meta-analysis is a statistical methodology that combines or integrates the results of several independent clinical trials considered by the analyst to be `combinable' (Huque 1988). However, completeness and user-friendliness are uncommon both in specialised meta-analysis software packages and in mainstream statistical packages that have to relyon user-written commands. We implemented the meta-analysis methodology in an Microsoft Excel add-in which is freely available and incorporates more meta-analysis models (including the iterative maximum likelihood and prole likelihood) than are usually available, while paying particular attention to the user-friendliness of the package.
|Journal||Journal of Statistical Software|
|Publication status||Published - Apr 2009|