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Author defends meta-analysis that was criticised

BMJ 1999; 319 doi: (Published 24 July 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:256
  1. Francesco P Cappuccio, Reader in preventive cardiovascular medicine (
  1. St George's Hospital Medical School, London SW17 0RE

    EDITOR—In their continuous and compelling search for faults in published research, Davey Smith and Egger have written a letter about meta-analysis that is inaccurate.1 In their reference to a meta-analysis of observational data that I and colleagues did2 and the reanalysis that followed3 the authors commit …

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