Secondary outcome: mortality. Forest plot displays relative risk of death for all included studies and separately for selective head cooling and whole body cooling studies. There is a significant benefit of therapeutic hypothermia on the single outcome of mortality (RR: 0.75, 95% CI: 0.59, 0.96, NNT: 11, 95% CI: 6, 100). The squares represent the point estimate of treatment effect of each study with a horizontal line extending on either side of the square representing the 95% confidence interval. The diamonds represent the overall and subgroup relative risk estimate of the studies presented in the meta-analysis. The widths of the diamonds represent the 95% confidence interval of the relative risk. The vertical midline of the forest plot corresponding to a relative risk of 1 represents a "no effect" line.
Schulzke et al. BMC Pediatrics 2007 7:30 doi:10.1186/1471-2431-7-30