Issues in performing a network meta-analysis

@article{Senn2013IssuesIP,
  title={Issues in performing a network meta-analysis},
  author={Stephen J Senn and Françoise Gavini and David Magrez and Andr{\'e} Scheen},
  journal={Statistical Methods in Medical Research},
  year={2013},
  volume={22},
  pages={169 - 189}
}
The example of the analysis of a collection of trials in diabetes consisting of a sparsely connected network of 10 treatments is used to make some points about approaches to analysis. In particular various graphical and tabular presentations, both of the network and of the results are provided and the connection to the literature of incomplete blocks is made. It is clear from this example that is inappropriate to treat the main effect of trial as random and the implications of this for analysis… 

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