metamedian: Meta-Analysis of Medians

Implements several methods to meta-analyze studies that report the sample median of the outcome. When the primary studies are one-group studies, the methods of McGrath et al. (2019) <doi:10.1002/sim.8013> and Ozturk and Balakrishnan (2020) <doi:10.1002/sim.8738> can be applied to estimate the pooled median. In the two-group context, the methods of McGrath et al. (2020a) <doi:10.1002/bimj.201900036> can be applied to estimate the pooled difference of medians across groups. Additionally, a number of methods (e.g., McGrath et al. (2020b) <doi:10.1177/0962280219889080>, Cai et al. (2021) <doi:10.1177/09622802211047348>, and McGrath et al. (2023) <doi:10.1177/09622802221139233>) are implemented to estimate study-specific (difference of) means and their standard errors in order to estimate the pooled (difference of) means. See McGrath et al. (in press) <doi:10.1002/jrsm.1686> for a detailed guide on using the package.

Version: 1.1.1
Depends: R (≥ 2.10)
Imports: estmeansd, Hmisc, metaBLUE, metafor, stats
Suggests: testthat (≥ 3.0.0)
Published: 2023-12-14
DOI: 10.32614/CRAN.package.metamedian
Author: Sean McGrath ORCID iD [aut, cre], XiaoFei Zhao [aut], Stephan Katzenschlager [aut], Omer Ozturk [aut], Russell Steele [aut], Andrea Benedetti ORCID iD [aut]
Maintainer: Sean McGrath <sean.mcgrath at>
License: GPL (≥ 3)
NeedsCompilation: no
Materials: README NEWS
In views: MetaAnalysis
CRAN checks: metamedian results


Reference manual: metamedian.pdf


Package source: metamedian_1.1.1.tar.gz
Windows binaries: r-devel:, r-release:, r-oldrel:
macOS binaries: r-release (arm64): metamedian_1.1.1.tgz, r-oldrel (arm64): metamedian_1.1.1.tgz, r-release (x86_64): metamedian_1.1.1.tgz, r-oldrel (x86_64): metamedian_1.1.1.tgz
Old sources: metamedian archive


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