Uncertainty in heterogeneity estimates in meta-analyses

BMJ. 2007 Nov 3;335(7626):914-6. doi: 10.1136/bmj.39343.408449.80.


John Ioannidis, Nikolaos Patsopoulos, and Evangelos Evangelou argue that, although meta-analyses often measure heterogeneity between studies, these estimates can have large uncertainty, which must be taken into account when interpreting evidence

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Data Interpretation, Statistical
  • Meta-Analysis as Topic*
  • Uncertainty*