Meta-analysis of individual participant data: rationale, conduct, and reporting

Riley RD, Lambert PC, Abo-Zaid G

The use of individual participant data instead of aggregate data in meta-analyses has many potential advantages, both statistically and clinically. Richard D Riley and colleagues describe the rationale for an individual participant data meta-analysis and outline how to conduct this type of study.

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Cite as: Riley RD, Lambert PC, Abo-Zaid G. Meta-analysis of individual participant data: rationale, conduct, and reporting. BMJ 2010, volume 340, page(s): c221. DOI: 10.1136/bmj.c221.