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An introduction to Open Meta-Analyst software and its function

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Author: Li-Sha LUO 1 Hua TAO 2 Zheng-Gang BAI 3 Yu-Ming NIU 4, 5 Hao CHEN 6 Lei ZHANG 7 Jing-Chun FAN 8 Ling-Hui MENG 9

Affiliation: 1. Center for Evidence-Based and Translational Medicine, Zhongnan Hospital of Wuhan University, Wuhan 430071, China 2. Department of Pharmacy, Zhengzhou Second Hospital, Zhengzhou 450006, China 3. Evidence Based Research Center of Social Science and Health, Nanjing University of Science and Technology, Nanjing 210094, China 4. Department of Stomatology, Shanghai Pudong New Area Gongli Hospital, Shanghai 200135, China 5. Center for Evidence-Based Medicine and Clinical Research, Shanghai Pudong New Area Gongli Hospital, Shang-hai 200135, China 6. Department of Clinical Acupuncture Research, College of Acupuncture, Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine, Nanjing 210029, China 7. Institute of Information on Traditional Chinese Medicine, China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, Beijing 100700, China 8. Department of Epidemiology and Evidence-Based Medicine, School of Public Health, Gansu University of Chi-nese Medicine, Lanzhou 730000, China 9. Center for Evidence-Based Medicine, Capital Institute of Pediatrics, Beijing 100020, China

Keywords: Meta-analysis Open Meta-Analyst software Binary data

DOI: 10.12173/j.issn.1004-5511.202207051

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Meta-analysis is an important method of generating evidence and its ability to combine results can provide the needed data support for clinical guidelines. The analysis process depends on the availability of software with a high level of performance. Open Meta-Analyst is a free software program not requiring programming which has been was developed in recent years. It has several functions and can perform many types of Meta-analysis. It is easy to learn how to operate, and control it. This paper introduces the function of Open Meta-Analyst software using binary data as an example and demon-strates how to use it for Meta-analysis, and analyzes its advantages and disadvantages.

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