CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Indian J Med Paediatr Oncol 2021; 42(03): 273-275
DOI: 10.1055/s-0041-1732855
Trainees’ Corner

Meta-analysis for Us

Nitish Garg
1   Medical Oncology Resident, Vydehi Institute of Medical Sciences & Research Center, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Rushabh Kothari
2   Department of Medical Oncology, canCURE Cancer Center, Narayana Multispeciality Hospital, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
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Meta-analysis is a statistical procedure used to combine data from different studies with same research question to come to a more accurate conclusion. It usually includes the randomized controlled trials (RCTs) but sometimes may include cross-sectional and epidemiological studies.

Different studies with same research question have variable results, especially if the sample size is small. In such scenarios, the chances of error increase. Meta-analysis objectively interprets data from all the relevant studies to give us a precise answer to the question under research.


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