Probability & Statistics Seminar

Statistical meta-analysis and its application in evidence-based medicine

  • 演讲者:Tiejun Tong(香港浸会大学)

  • 时间:2018-06-01 15:00-16:00

  • 地点:慧园3栋 415报告厅

Evidence-based medicine is attracting increasing attention to improve decision making in medical practice via integrating evidence from well conducted clinical research. Meta-analysis is a statistical technique widely used in evidence-based medicine for analytically combining the findings from independent clinical trials to provide an overall estimation of a treatment effectiveness. In this talk, I will first give an overview of the history and main procedure of conducting a systematic review and meta-analysis. I will then present some statistical challenges in the methodology of meta-analysis and provide our new developments in this direction to advance the literature.