An introduction to a Bayesian method for meta-analysis: The confidence profile method.

Journal Article (Clinical Trial;Journal Article)

The Confidence Profile Method is a new Bayesian method that can be used to assess technologies where the available evidence involves a variety of experimental designs, types of outcomes, and effect measures; a variety of biases; combinations of biases and nested bases; uncertainty about biases; an underlying variability in the parameter of interest; indirect evidence; and technology families. The result of an analysis with the Confidence Profile Method is a posterior distribution for the parameter of interest, posterior distributions for other parameters, and a covariance matrix for all the parameters in the model. The posterior distributions incorporate all the uncertainty the assessor chooses to describe about any of the parameters used in the analysis.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Eddy, DM; Hasselblad, V; Shachter, R

Published Date

  • January 1990

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 10 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 15 - 23

PubMed ID

  • 2182960

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0272-989X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1177/0272989X9001000104


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States