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Which review is that? A guide to review types.

A typology of literature reviews

Network Meta-analysis


Network meta-analysis compares multiple interventions simultaneously by analyzing studies making different comparisons in the same analysis (Petticrew et al, 2013)

 

Further Reading/Resources

Hutton, B., Salanti, G., Caldwell, D. M., Chaimani, A., Schmid, C. H., Cameron, C., ... & Moher, D. (2015). The PRISMA extension statement for reporting of systematic reviews incorporating network meta-analyses of health care interventions: checklist and explanations. Annals of internal medicine, 162(11), 777-784. Full Text

PRISMA for Network Meta-Analyses (PRISMA-NMA)  Link


Hoaglin, D. C., Hawkins, N., Jansen, J. P., Scott, D. A., Itzler, R., Cappelleri, J. C., ... & Barrett, A. (2011). Conducting indirect-treatment-comparison and network-meta-analysis studies: report of the ISPOR Task Force on Indirect Treatment Comparisons Good Research Practices: part 2. Value in health, 14(4), 429-437. Full Text

Chaimani, A., Caldwell, D. M., Li, T., Higgins, J. P., & Salanti, G. (2019). Undertaking network meta‚Äźanalyses. Cochrane handbook for systematic reviews of interventions, 285-320. Full Text

Petticrew, M., Rehfuess, E., Noyes, J., Higgins, J. P., Mayhew, A., Pantoja, T., ... & Sowden, A. (2013). Synthesizing evidence on complex interventions: how meta-analytical, qualitative, and mixed-method approaches can contribute. Journal of clinical epidemiology, 66(11), 1230-1243. Full Text

 

Example

Tian, X., Jin, Y. F., Liu, X. L., Chen, H., Chen, W. Q., & Jiménez-Herrera, M. F. (2022). Network meta-analysis of the optimal time of applying enteral immunonutrition in esophageal cancer patients receiving esophagectomy. Supportive Care in Cancer, 1-14. Full Text

 

References
Petticrew, M., Rehfuess, E., Noyes, J., Higgins, J. P., Mayhew, A., Pantoja, T., ... & Sowden, A. (2013). Synthesizing evidence on complex interventions: how meta-analytical, qualitative, and mixed-method approaches can contribute. Journal of clinical epidemiology, 66(11), 1230-1243. Full Text