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Revista Peruana de Medicina Experimental y Salud Publica

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GARCIA-PERDOMO, Herney Andrés  and  TOBIAS, Aurelio. Network meta-analysis: mixed and indirect treatment comparisons. a new method to the service of clinical epidemiology and public health. Rev. perú. med. exp. salud publica [online]. 2016, vol.33, n.1, pp.149-153. ISSN 1726-4634.

This review describes essential concepts of network meta-analysis and indirect comparisons and their application to clinical science. There are an increasing number of systematic reviews and meta-analyses providing direct comparisons between different interventions, although this is often not feasible when there is a lack of evidence related to all possible comparisons. Thus, important statistical tools that help make indirect comparisons based on previously existing comparisons have been developed. Network meta-analyses are an innovative tool that could assist doctors, researchers, and governmental organizations when making clinical and public health decisions.

Keywords : Review; Meta-analysis; Public health.

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