A Framework for Conducting Meta-analysis Studies; Methodological Concerns and Recommendations

  • Aidin ARYANKHESAL Dept. of Health Services Management, School of Health Management and Information Sciences, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
  • Meysam BEHZADIFAR Dept. of Epidemiology, Faculty of Health and Nutrition, Lorestan University of Medical Sciences, Khorramabad, Iran
  • Nicola LUIGI BRAGAZZI Dept. of Health Sciences (DISSAL), School of Public Health, University of Genoa, Genoa, Italy
  • Ahmad GHASHGHAEE Health Management and Economics Research Center, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
  • Masoud BEHZADIFAR Health Management and Economics Research Center, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
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2018-05-13
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ARYANKHESAL A, BEHZADIFAR M, LUIGI BRAGAZZI N, GHASHGHAEE A, BEHZADIFAR M. A Framework for Conducting Meta-analysis Studies; Methodological Concerns and Recommendations. IJPH. 47(5):773-4.
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