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Handbook information
Part 1: Cochrane reviews
Part 2: General methods for Cochrane reviews
Part 3: Special topics
    13 Including non-randomized studies
    14 Adverse effects
    15 Incorporating economics evidence
    16 Special topics in statistics
       16.1 Missing data
          16.1.1 Types of missing data
          Table 16.1.a: Types of missing data in a meta-analysis
          16.1.2 General principles for dealing with missing data
          16.1.3 Missing standard deviations
    Imputing standard deviations
    Imputing standard deviations for changes from baseline
       16.2 Intention-to-treat issues
       16.3 Cluster-randomized trials
       16.4 Cross-over trials
       16.5 Studies with more than two intervention groups
       16.6 Indirect comparisons and multiple-treatments meta-analysis
       16.7 Multiplicity and the play of chance
       16.8 Bayesian and hierarchical approaches to meta-analysis
       16.9 Rare events (including zero frequencies)
       16.10 Chapter information
       16.11 References
    17 Patient-reported outcomes
    18 Reviews of individual patient data
    19 Prospective meta-analysis
    20 Qualitative research and Cochrane reviews
    21 Reviews in public health and health promotion
    22 Overviews of reviews
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