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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.)

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

*n*th 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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