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Activity Number: 621
Type: Contributed
Date/Time: Wednesday, August 3, 2016 : 2:00 PM to 3:50 PM
Sponsor: Health Policy Statistics Section
Abstract #318584 View Presentation
Title: Questionnaire on Network Meta-Analysis to Assess Its Relevance and Credibility
Author(s): Joseph Cappelleri*
Companies: Pfizer
Keywords: indirect comparisons ; mixed treatment comparisons ; multiple treatment comparisons ; questionnaire ; validity ; bias

A task force from the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research developed a consensus-based 26-item questionnaire to help decision makers assess the relevance and credibility of network meta-analysis to help inform health-care decision making. The relevance domain of the questionnaire (4 questions) calls for assessments about the applicability of network meta-analysis results to the setting of interest to the decision maker. The remaining 22 questions belong to an overall credibility domain and pertain to assessments about whether the network meta-analysis results provide a valid answer to the question they are designed to answer by examining 1) the evidence base used, 2) analysis methods, 3) reporting quality and transparency, 4) interpretation of findings, and 5) conflicts of interest. The questionnaire aims to help readers of network meta-analysis opine about their confidence in the credibility and applicability of the results of a network meta-analysis, and help make decision makers aware of the subtleties involved in the analysis of networks of randomized trial evidence.

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