[R-meta] Multivariate and network meta-analysis of multiple outcomes and multiple treatments

Viechtbauer, Wolfgang (SP) wo||g@ng@v|echtb@uer @end|ng |rom m@@@tr|chtun|ver@|ty@n|
Thu Jan 27 20:07:42 CET 2022

Dear Arthur,

See below for my brief responses.


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>Subject: [R-meta] Multivariate and network meta-analysis of multiple outcomes and
>multiple treatments
>Hi all,
>I want to fit a network (ie, >= 3 treatments) meta-analysis with multiple (>=2)
>outcomes using metafor. The concepts are described in this article by Riley et
>al https://www.bmj.com/content/358/bmj.j3932
>I could only find examples in the metafor website on network models (but only a
>single outcome) or multiple outcomes (but only 2 treatments).
>Is it possible to fit such model using metafor?

One can fit multivariate models and one can fit network meta-analysis models using metafor. The combination should also be possible.

>If so, can anyone please provide a code example?

I don't have any example code and cannot create any new code at this point due to my injury.

>Thank you in advance,
>Arthur M. Albuquerque
>Medical student
>Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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