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Comparing multiple treatments 3: statistical methods for network meta-analysis

Topic category Statistical methods and meta-analysis
Date and Location
Date: 
Saturday 22 October 2011 - 14:00 - 15:30
Location: 
Methods Group
Methods Group: 
Comparing Multiple Interventions Methods Group
Contact person
Contact person: 
Georgia Salanti (Contact this person)
Facilitators
First nameLast nameAffiliation and Country
First name: 
Georgia
Last name: 
Salanti
Affiliation and Country: 
University of Ioannina School of Medicine
First name: 
Julian
Last name: 
Higgins
Affiliation and Country: 
MRC Biostatistics Unit, UK
Target audience
Target audience: 
statisticians and methodologists
Is your workshop restricted to a specific audience or open to all Colloquium participants?: 
Open
Level of knowledge required: 
Advanced
Type of workshop
Type of workshop: 
Discussion
Abstract text
Abstract: 
Objectives:
To understand advanced statistical models and the methodology of multiple treatment meta-analyses used to determine the ‘best’ among a selection of interventions.

Description:
This is the third workshop in a series of three workshops. The workshop will provide insight to beyond-the-basic multiple treatments meta-analysis (MTM) models. We will explore the different implementation alternatives (Bayesian versus frequentist) through worked examples. We will discuss some specific methodological issues, such as the underlying assumptions of the MTM models and evidence consistency. We will present established models to check for and incorporate inconsistency and we will discuss applications of multiple-treatments meta-regression models. Finally, we will address concerns regarding the role of bias in MTM models.