[GRADE guidelines: 1. Introduction - GRADE evidence profiles and summary of findings tables].

@article{Langer2012GRADEG1,
  title={[GRADE guidelines: 1. Introduction - GRADE evidence profiles and summary of findings tables].},
  author={Gero Langer and Joerg J Meerpohl and Matthias Perleth and Gerald Gartlehner and Angela Kaminski-Hartenthaler and Holger J. Sch{\"u}nemann},
  journal={Zeitschrift fur Evidenz, Fortbildung und Qualitat im Gesundheitswesen},
  year={2012},
  volume={106 5},
  pages={357-68}
}
This article is the first of a series providing guidance for the use of the GRADE system of rating quality of evidence and grading strength of recommendations in systematic reviews, health technology assessments, and clinical practice guidelines addressing alternative management options. The GRADE process begins with asking an explicit question, including specification of all important outcomes. After the evidence has been collected and summarised, GRADE provides explicit criteria for rating… CONTINUE READING