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Table 2 Summary of key characteristics of implemented models

From: Methods for network meta-analysis of continuous outcomes using individual patient data: a case study in acupuncture for chronic pain

  Model 1 Model 2 Model 3 Model 4
Outcome type Continuous Continuous Continuous Continuous
Outcome synthesised Change from baseline Change from baseline Change from baseline Final score
Approach ANCOVA (baseline adjustment) ANCOVA (baseline adjustment) No baseline adjustment No baseline adjustment
Pain interactions (case-study specific) Yes Yes Yes Yes
Further adjustments None Patients characteristics as treatment-effect modifiers None None