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Squires H, Simpson E, Meng Y, et al. A Systematic Review and Economic Evaluation of Cilostazol, Naftidrofuryl Oxalate, Pentoxifylline and Inositol Nicotinate for the Treatment of Intermittent Claudication in People with Peripheral Arterial Disease. Southampton (UK): NIHR Journals Library; 2011 Dec. (Health Technology Assessment, No. 15.40.)

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A Systematic Review and Economic Evaluation of Cilostazol, Naftidrofuryl Oxalate, Pentoxifylline and Inositol Nicotinate for the Treatment of Intermittent Claudication in People with Peripheral Arterial Disease.

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Glossary

Technical terms and abbreviations are used throughout this report. The meaning is usually clear from the context, but a glossary is provided for the non-specialist reader.

Arithmetic mean

A measure of central tendency calculated as the sum of all of the numbers in a series divided by the count of all numbers in the series.

Dominated (simple)

Where an intervention is less effective and more expensive than its comparator.

Dominated (extended)

Where the incremental cost-effectiveness ratio for a given treatment alternative is higher than that of the next more effective comparator.

Geometric mean

A measure of central tendency calculated by multiplying a series of numbers and taking the nth root of the product, where n is the number of items in the series.

Meta-analysis

A statistical method by which the results of a number of studies are pooled to give a combined summary statistic.

Posterior distribution

A representation of the knowledge associated with the true value of a population parameter after combining the prior distribution with sample data.

Prior distribution

A representation of the knowledge associated with the true value of a population parameter in addition to any sample data.

Relative risk

Ratio of the probability of an event occurring in an exposed group relative to a non-exposed or control group.

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