Meta analysis is a powerful statistical technique that combines and analyzes data from multiple independent studies to generate comprehensive and robust findings. In the field of pharmacoepidemiology, meta analysis plays a crucial role in synthesizing evidence on medication use, effectiveness, and safety profiles. By pooling data from diverse sources, meta analysis provides a quantitative approach to evaluate the overall impact of medications and identify patterns, trends, and associations that may not be apparent in individual studies. In this article, we will explore the significance of meta-analysis in pharmacoepidemiology, its methodology, strengths, limitations, and contributions to advancing evidence-based medicine.
PATH: PHARMD/ PHARMD NOTES/ PHARMD FIFTH YEAR NOTES/ PHARMACOEPIDEMIOLOGY AND PHARMACOECONOMICS/ META ANALYSIS.