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.

@article{Owens2010AHRQSP,
  title={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.},
  author={Douglas K. Owens and Kathleen N. Lohr and David Atkins and Jonathan R. Treadwell and James T Reston and Eric B. Bass and Stephanie H Chang and Mark Helfand},
  journal={Journal of clinical epidemiology},
  year={2010},
  volume={63 5},
  pages={513-23}
}
OBJECTIVE To establish guidance on grading strength of evidence for the Evidence-based Practice Center (EPC) program of the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. STUDY DESIGN AND SETTING Authors reviewed authoritative systems for grading strength of evidence, identified domains and methods that should be considered when grading bodies of evidence in systematic reviews, considered public comments on an earlier draft, and discussed the approach with representatives of the Grading of… CONTINUE READING
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