Retrospective 186 hospitalized patients in Pakistan showing unadjusted HCQ mortality RR 1.45, p
= 0.07. Confounding by indication is likely.
Sarfaraz et al., 1/2/2021, retrospective, Pakistan, South Asia, preprint, 7 authors.
risk of death, 45.0% higher, RR 1.45, p = 0.07, treatment 40 of 94 (42.6%), control 27 of 92 (29.3%).
Effect extraction follows pre-specified rules prioritizing more serious
outcomes. For an individual study the most serious outcome may have a smaller
number of events and lower statistical signficance, however this provides the
strongest evidence for the most serious outcomes when combining the results of