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Meta-Analysis as Topic

"Meta-Analysis as Topic" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

A quantitative method of combining the results of independent studies (usually drawn from the published literature) and synthesizing summaries and conclusions which may be used to evaluate therapeutic effectiveness, plan new studies, etc., with application chiefly in the areas of research and medicine.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Meta-Analysis as Topic" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Meta-Analysis as Topic" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 849 publications over 30 distinct years, with a maximum of 64 publications in 2010
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