NMA, MTC Meta-Analysis, Multiple Treatment Meta-Analysis, Mixed Treatments Comparison, Multiple Treatments Comparison, Pair-Wise Meta-Analysis, Indirect Treatment Comparison, Multiple Treatment Comparison Meta-Analysis, Live Cumulative Network Analysis (New type)
"Network meta-analysis compares multiple interventions simultaneously by analyzing studies making different comparisons in the same analysis."
(Source: M. Petticrew et al (2013))
Network meta-analyses are best designed for:
Example of a published Treatment Network for the Drugs Considered in the Example Multiple Treatment Comparison on Generalized Anxiety Disorder
Assessing the Feasibility of a Network Meta-Analysis (VIDEO) https://youtu.be/N-BlViss6AU
Petticrew M, Rehfuess E, Noyes J, et al. Synthesizing evidence on complex interventions: how meta-analytical, qualitative, and mixed method approaches can contribute. J Clin Epid. 2013;66:1230-1243.
Li T, Puhan MA, Swaroop SV, Dickersin K, et al. Network meta-analysis-highly attractive but more methodological research is needed. bmc medicine. 2011.
Reporting Guidelines-PRISMA NMA for Network Meta-Analyses (Published in 2015)
Cochrane Network Meta-analysis Toolkit http://methods.cochrane.org/cmi/network-meta-analysis-toolkit
Link to Published Network Meta-Analyses
Graphical Tools for Network Meta-Analysis in STATA
ISPOR Task Force on Indirect Comparisons and Network Meta-Analysis
What is a Live Cumulative (NMA) Network Meta-Analysis:
An NMA that is updated at regular intervals via crowdsourcing of a research community.
(Source: M. Petticrew et al (2013) and Li T. et al (2011))