Multivariate and network meta-analysis of multiple outcomes and multiple treatments: rationale, concepts, and examples

@inproceedings{Riley2017MultivariateAN,
  title={Multivariate and network meta-analysis of multiple outcomes and multiple treatments: rationale, concepts, and examples},
  author={Richard D Riley and Dan Jackson and Georgia Salanti and Danielle L Burke and Malcolm P. Price and J. A. Kirkham and Ian R. White},
  booktitle={BMJ},
  year={2017}
}
Organisations such as the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence require the synthesis of evidence from existing studies to inform their decisions—for example, about the best available treatments with respect to multiple efficacy and safety outcomes. However, relevant studies may not provide direct evidence about all the treatments or outcomes of interest. Multivariate and network meta-analysis methods provide a framework to address this, using correlated or indirect evidence from… CONTINUE READING
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