Adrian V Hernandez, Katherine M Marti, Yuani M Roman

Research output: Contribution to journalReview articlepeer-review

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When a review is performed following predefined steps (ie, systematically) and its results are quantitatively analyzed, it is called meta-analysis. Publication of meta-analyses has increased exponentially in; using the key word “meta-analysis,” 1,473 titles were yielded in 2007 and 176,704 on January 2020. Well-designed and reported meta-analyses provide valuable information for clinicians, researchers, and policymakers. The aim of this study was to provide CHEST peer reviewers, as well as authors and researchers in training, with tools that can help to improve the quality and timeliness of journal reviews, as well as the quality of the meta-analyses submitted. This article also is intended to be a practical guide to inform authors about the key features of meta-analyses to be considered when producing their review.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)S97-S102
Number of pages0
Issue number1S
StatePublished - Jul 2020
Externally publishedYes


  • Guidelines as Topic
  • Humans
  • Meta-Analysis as Topic
  • Research Design/statistics & numerical data


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