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What is a multiple treatments meta-analysis?

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Standard meta-analyses are an effective tool in evidence-based medicine, but one of their main drawbacks is that they can compare only two alternative treatments at a time. Moreover, if no trials exist which directly compare two interventions, it is not possible to estimate their relative efficacy. Multiple treatments meta-analyses use a meta-analytical technique that allows the incorporation of evidence from both direct and indirect comparisons from a network of trials of different intervent...

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10.1017/s2045796011000837

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Psychiatry
Role:
Author
Journal:
Epidemiology and psychiatric sciences
Volume:
21
Issue:
2
Pages:
151-153
Publication date:
2012-06-05
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EISSN:
2045-7979
ISSN:
2045-7960
URN:
uuid:87d461ad-314f-4ca9-bddc-fe6c4f48e8bb
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426049
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pubs:426049

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