An example of network meta-analysis for continuous outcomes.
A data frame containing 7 studies which compare 5 treatments.
a numeric vector indicating study IDs.
a numeric vector indicating treatment IDs.
a numeric vector indicating the mean of continuous outcomes in each treatment group in each study.
a numeric vector indicating the standard deviance of continuous outcomes in each treatment group in each study.
a numeric vector indicating the total number of participants in each treatment group in each study.
The continuous outcome measures the off-time reduction in patients given dopamine agonists as adjunct therapy in Parkinson's disease. Treatment 1 is placebo and Treatments 2 to 5 are active drugs.
Dias S, Sutton AJ, Ades AE, and Welton NJ (2013). "Evidence synthesis for decision making 2: A generalized linear modeling framework for pairwise and network meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials." Med Decis Making 33(5), 607–17.
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