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© 2015 Nova Science Publishers, Inc. Even though increasingly popular in scientific journals, results from Network Meta-Analysis (NMA) remain challenging to interpret, mainly because of the complexity of the statistical analyses and the large number of study findings. The presentation of results in an accessible and understandable format is one of the key issues in properly conducted NMAs. There are several graphical tools (figures and tables) that can provide readers with a comprehensive and straightforward overview of findings about all the most important components of NMAs. However, it should be emphasized that over-interpretation of graphical tools in NMAs or their interpretation in isolation should be avoided, as conclusions should always be drawn in combination with the numerical results.

Type

Chapter

Book title

Network Meta-Analysis: Evidence Synthesis with Mixed Treatment Comparison

Publication Date

01/07/2014

Pages

245 - 261