Retrospective 150 patients in the Dominican Republic, 132 treated with HCQ, showing higher mortality with treatment in unadjusted results. Confounding by indication is likely.
risk of death, 104.5% higher, RR 2.05, p = 0.69, treatment 15 of 132 (11.4%), control 1 of 18 (5.6%).
Effect extraction follows pre-specified rules prioritizing more serious outcomes.
This study is excluded in the after exclusion results of meta
unadjusted results with no group details, substantial unadjusted confounding by indication likely.
De Luna et al., 12/14/2020, retrospective, Dominican Republic, Caribbean, preprint, 10 authors.