Network meta-analysis, electrical networks and graph theory.

  title={Network meta-analysis, electrical networks and graph theory.},
  author={Gerta R{\"u}cker},
  journal={Research synthesis methods},
  volume={3 4},
Network meta-analysis is an active field of research in clinical biostatistics. It aims to combine information from all randomized comparisons among a set of treatments for a given medical condition. We show how graph-theoretical methods can be applied to network meta-analysis. A meta-analytic graph consists of vertices (treatments) and edges (randomized comparisons). We illustrate the correspondence between meta-analytic networks and electrical networks, where variance corresponds to… CONTINUE READING
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