May 7, 2023
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Network Meta-Analysis in Relative Effectiveness Research
Sunday, 7 May 2023 | Course runs 1 Day
TRACK: Study Approaches
LENGTH: 4 Hours | Course runs 1 day
This short course is offered in-person at the ISPOR 2023 conference. Separate registration is required. Visit the ISPOR 2023 website to register and learn more.
1:00PM-5:00PM Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)
For several medical questions of interest, many treatment options exist for the same indication. These treatments may have been compared against placebo or against each other in clinical trials. Knowing whether one specific treatment is better than placebo or some other specific comparator is only a fragment of the big picture, which should incorporate all available information. Ideally, one would know how all the treatment options rank against each other and the level of differences in treatment effects between all the available options. Network meta-analysis provides an integrated and unified method that incorporates all direct and indirect comparative evidence about treatments.
Based in part on the ISPOR Task Force Reports on Indirect Treatment Comparisons, this course presents the fundamentals and concepts of network meta-analysis. The evaluation of networks presents special challenges and caveats, which is highlighted in this course. The material is motivated by instructive and concrete examples. The ISPOR-AMCP-NPC questionnaire for assessing the credibility of a network meta-analysis is also introduced. This course requires at least a basic knowledge of meta-analysis and statistics.
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4 Hours | Course runs 1 Day