Retrospective 1,072 hospitalized patients in Kazakhstan showing no mortality for HCQ treated patients, however only 23 patients received treatment - this result is not statistically significant.
Yegerov et al., 1/8/2021, retrospective, Kazakhstan, Asia, preprint, 8 authors.
risk of death, 95.3% lower, RR 0.05, p = 1.00, treatment 0 of 23 (0.0%), control 20 of 1,049 (1.9%), continuity correction due to zero event (with reciprocal of the contrasting arm).
This study is excluded in the after exclusion results of meta analysis: unadjusted results with no group details.
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 many trials.