Online Program Home
My Program

Abstract Details

Activity Number: 407 - Novel Methods for Causal Inference in Health Policy
Type: Contributed
Date/Time: Tuesday, July 30, 2019 : 2:00 PM to 3:50 PM
Sponsor: Health Policy Statistics Section
Abstract #305339 Presentation
Title: A Simulation Study for the Statistical Performance of Matching Adjusted Indirect Comparison
Author(s): Fan Wu* and Xiaoyu Jiang and Katherine Riester
Companies: Biogen and Biogen and Biogen
Keywords: indirect comparison; meta analysis; simulation study; propesnsity score; comparative effectiveness research

Matching-adjusted indirect comparison (MAIC) is popular for comparative effectiveness researches (CERs) in the absence of head-to-head trials to inform patients, physicians, and payers. It utilizes the individual patient data (IPD) of one treatment to compare with the aggregated data (AD) of another, which bridges the gap between propensity score weighting and Bucher's method. Although MAIC has been applied successfully in many CERs, through simulation studies for its statistical performance are sparse. In this simulation study, we compare MAIC with simulated treatment comparison (STC), another indirect comparison method incorporating IPD, propensity score weighting, and Bucher's method in estimating average treatment effect. Various scenarios are considered to investigate the impact of differences in baseline characteristics, type of endpoint, and deviation from the underlying assumptions.

Authors who are presenting talks have a * after their name.

Back to the full JSM 2019 program