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Visualisations to assist the analysis of “Which treatment is best?”: a collaboration between medical statisticians and computer scientists from academia and industry

By simultaneously analysing trial results for all treatments for a disease, “Which treatment is best?” can be answered. Their multidimensional nature means such analyses are challenging to visualise.

A novel graph is presented to overcome this, applied to rheumatoid arthritis. The spheres represent the treatment options and the lines connecting them show where trial comparisons exist. The cylindrical bars show how the duration of disease in individual trials deviates from the average.

Some treatments have been trialed in patents with longer durations of disease than others. This information should be taken into account in the analysis to produce reliable results.

Professor Alex Sutton, Dr Sarah Batson, Robert Score, Mark Jones  Health Sciences

 

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