computeFixedEffectMetaAnalysis {EvidenceSynthesis}R Documentation

Compute a fixed-effect meta-analysis

Description

Compute a fixed-effect meta-analysis using a choice of various likelihood approximations.

Usage

computeFixedEffectMetaAnalysis(data, alpha = 0.05)

Arguments

data

A data frame containing either normal, skew-normal, custom parametric, or grid likelihood data. One row per database.

alpha

The alpha (expected type I error) used for the confidence intervals.

Value

The meta-analytic estimate, expressed as the point estimate hazard ratio (rr), its 95 percent confidence interval (lb, ub), as well as the log of the point estimate (logRr), and the standard error (seLogRr).

See Also

approximateLikelihood, computeBayesianMetaAnalysis

Examples

# Simulate some data for this example:
populations <- simulatePopulations()

# Fit a Cox regression at each data site, and approximate likelihood function:
fitModelInDatabase <- function(population) {
  cyclopsData <- Cyclops::createCyclopsData(Surv(time, y) ~ x + strata(stratumId),
                                            data = population,
                                            modelType = "cox")
  cyclopsFit <- Cyclops::fitCyclopsModel(cyclopsData)
  approximation <- approximateLikelihood(cyclopsFit, parameter = "x", approximation = "custom")
  return(approximation)
}
approximations <- lapply(populations, fitModelInDatabase)
approximations <- do.call("rbind", approximations)

# At study coordinating center, perform meta-analysis using per-site approximations:
computeFixedEffectMetaAnalysis(approximations)

# (Estimates in this example will vary due to the random simulation)


[Package EvidenceSynthesis version 0.3.0 Index]