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We read the recommendations by Kiran and colleagues1 on graphical displays to present meta-analysis results with great interest. Like the authors, we think that graphics play a major role to concisely summarise meta-analysis results and to evaluate heterogeneity between studies and small-study effects. We agree with most recommendations1 and actually a forest plot (see figure 1 and online supplementary files) generated with our R package meta (https://cran.r-project.org/web/packages/meta/) almost looks like a blueprint of figure 2 in ref 1. However, in …
Contributors GS, MS and GR contributed to the letter. The figure was generated by GS.
Competing interests None declared.
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