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  1. forest plotnoun

    A graphical display used in meta-analysis designed to illustrate the relative strength of treatment effects in multiple quantitative scientific studies addressing the same question.

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  1. Forest plot

    A forest plot is a graphical display designed to illustrate the relative strength of treatment effects in multiple quantitative scientific studies addressing the same question. It was developed for use in medical research as a means of graphically representing a meta-analysis of the results of randomized controlled trials. In the last twenty years, similar meta-analytical techniques have been applied in observational studies and forest plots are often used in presenting the results of such studies also. Although forest plots can take several forms, they are commonly presented with two columns. The left-hand column lists the names of the studies, commonly in chronological order from the top downwards. The right-hand column is a plot of the measure of effect for each of these studies incorporating confidence intervals represented by horizontal lines. The graph may be plotted on a natural logarithmic scale when using odds ratios or other ratio-based effect measures, so that the confidence intervals are symmetrical about the means from each study and to ensure undue emphasis is not given to odds ratios greater than 1 when compared to those less than 1. The area of each square is proportional to the study's weight in the meta-analysis. The overall meta-analysed measure of effect is often represented on the plot as a dashed vertical line. This meta-analysed measure of effect is commonly plotted as a diamond, the lateral points of which indicate confidence intervals for this estimate.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of forest plot in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of forest plot in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2


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