Network meta-analysis: an illustration

Ravishankar, N and Hassan, Shabbeer and Nair, Sreekumaran N (2015) Network meta-analysis: an illustration. International Journal of Medical Science and Public Health, 4 (8). pp. 1-4.

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Network Meta-analysis (NMA) is a generalization of pairwise meta-analysis that permits multiple comparisons (three or more treatment groups) in a single analysis. It includes both direct comparisons of treatments which have been compared head-to-head and also indirect comparison of treatments that have not been compared head-to-head, but do possess a common comparator thus accounting for a broader evidence base. A pairwise meta-analysis results in a single pooled estimate, whereas a NMA leads to the computation of several such estimates. The present article illustrates the procedure of NMA by including a simple practical example.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Meta-analysis; network meta-analysis; indirect comparison; direct estimates; indirect estimates.
Subjects: Departments at MU > Statistics
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 22 May 2015 04:39
Last Modified: 22 May 2015 04:39

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