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Volume 15 Number 4: pp. 951-985



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Network meta-analysis

Ian R. White
MRC Biostatistics Unit
Cambridge Institute of Public Health
Cambridge, UK
ian.white@mrc-bsu.cam.ac.uk
Abstract.  Network meta-analysis is a popular way to combine results from several studies (usually randomized trials) comparing several treatments or interventions. It has usually been performed in a Bayesian setting, but recently it has become possible in a frequentist setting using multivariate meta-analysis and meta-regression, implemented in Stata with mvmeta. I describe a suite of Stata programs for network meta-analysis that perform the necessary data manipulation, fit consistency and inconsistency models using mvmeta, and produce various graphics.
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