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Challenges with defining a meta-epidemiological study as “study in which the unit of analysis is a study, not a patient”: author’s reply

  • Livia Puljak
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    Corresponding author. Center for Evidence-Based Medicine and Health Care, Catholic University of Croatia, Ilica 242, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia, Tel.: +385 21 557 807; fax: +385 21 557 811.
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    Center for Evidence-Based Medicine and Health Care, Catholic University of Croatia, Zagreb, Croatia
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Published:December 08, 2022DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclinepi.2022.12.003
      I appreciate Kataoka et al. [
      • Kataoka Y.
      • Banno M.
      • Tsujimoto Y.
      • Furukawa T.A.
      “Meta-epidemiological study” is a study in which the unit of analysis is a study, not a patient; response to Puljak et al.
      ] addressing my suggestion that caution is needed when labeling a study as “meta-epidemiological” [
      • Puljak L.
      Caution is needed when describing a study design as meta-epidemiological.
      ].
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