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Table 1 Dataset used for illustrative example

From: A Microsoft-Excel-based tool for running and critically appraising network meta-analyses—an overview and application of NetMetaXL

Study number Study name Medical Cardiac resynchronization Implantable defibrillator Combined resynchronization and defibrillator Amiodarone
Number of events Number of patients Number of events Number of patients Number of events Number of patients Number of events Number of patients Number of events Number of patients
1 CARE_HF-ext 154 404 101 409       
2 COMPANION 77 308 131 617    105 595   
3 MIRACLE 16 225 12 228       
4 MUSTIC-SR 0 29 1 29       
5 SCD-HeFT 244 847    182 829    240 845
6 MADIT-II 97 490    105 742     
7 DEFINITE 40 229    28 229     
8 CAT 17 54    13 50     
9 MICRACLE-ICD-I      5 182 4 187   
10 MICRACLE-ICD-II      2 101 2 85   
11 CONTAK-CD      16 245 11 245   
12 AMIOVIRT      6 51    7 52
  1. The data is derived from Lam and Owen [8].