Practical Issues in Producing Network Meta-Analyses for HTA


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Indirect treatment comparisons (ITC) and mixed treatment comparisons (MTC), collectively referred to as network meta-analysis (NMA), are increasingly used in health technology assessment (HTA). These statistical techniques synthesise direct and indirect evidence to provide information on the comparative effectiveness and safety of multiple competing interventions.

NMAs are often complex and challenging projects to undertake and involve various planning considerations that are critical for successful delivery. These considerations include specifying the review question, identifying relevant studies, deciding how to assess the similarity of studies in a potential network, developing the statistical analysis plan, and using the NMA output in economic models.

This two-day workshop is offered by experienced reviewers from YHEC and statisticians from Quantics who have collaborated on many NMAs to inform HTA submissions. The workshop offers an introduction to the practical issues involved in commissioning and performing NMAs for project managers, research commissioners and others new to these techniques. This training does not involve coding with WinBUGS or other programming software.

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Early bird price of £333.33 (ex VAT) is applicable until 4 weeks before the course. Full price of £416.67 (ex VAT) is applicable within 4 weeks of booking this course.

Course Trainers

The training day presenters will be:

Rachael McCool, Associate Director, YHEC
Lavinia Ferrante di Ruffano, Project Director, YHEC
Anne Littlewood, Information Specialist, YHEC
Jamie Burns, Senior Statistician, Quantics


This training course will take place online. Further details will be emailed to you before the training event.