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AHRQ series paper 5: grading the strength of a body of evidence when comparing medical interventions--agency for healthcare research and quality and the effective health-care program.
Long-term opioid management for chronic noncancer pain.
Weak evidence suggests that patients who are able to continue opioids long-term experience clinically significant pain relief, and whether quality of life or functioning improves is inconclusive, due to an insufficient quantity of evidence for oral administration studies and inconclusive statistical findings for transdermal and intrathecal administration studies.
Clinically Localized Prostate Cancer: AUA/ASTRO/SUO Guideline. Part I: Risk Stratification, Shared Decision Making, and Care Options
Assessing the Risk of Bias of Individual Studies in Systematic Reviews of Health Care Interventions
This Guide presents issues key to the development of Comparative Effectiveness Reviews and describes recommended approaches for addressing difficult, frequently encountered methodological issues.
Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Bariatric Surgery for Pediatric Obesity
Objective:The prevalence of morbid obesity has risen sharply in recent years, even among pediatric patients. Bariatric surgery is used increasingly in an effort to induce weight loss, improve medical…
Making health care safer II: an updated critical analysis of the evidence for patient safety practices.
- P. Shekelle, R. Wachter, B. Winters
- Medicine, Political ScienceEvidence report/technology assessment
- 1 March 2013
The evidence supporting the effectiveness of many patient safety practices has improved substantially over the past decade, and evidence about implementation and context has also improved, but continues to lag behind evidence of effectiveness.
Surgical checklists: a systematic review of impacts and implementation
Surgical checklists were associated with increased detection of potential safety hazards, decreased surgical complications and improved communication among operating staff, and represent a relatively simple and promising strategy for addressing surgical patient safety worldwide.
Long-term opioid therapy for chronic noncancer pain: a systematic review and meta-analysis of efficacy and safety.
Status of recognition memory in amnesia.