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The design‐by‐treatment interaction model: a unifying framework for modelling loop inconsistency in network meta‐analysis

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In this note, we clarify and prove the claim made Higgins et al. () that the design‐by‐treatment interaction model contains all possible loop inconsistency models. This claim provides a strong argument for using the design‐by‐treatment interaction model to describe loop inconsistencies in network meta‐analysis. © 2015 The Authors. Research Synthesis Methods published by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

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