Assessing the clinical effectiveness of preventive maneuvers: analytic principles and systematic methods in reviewing evidence and developing clinical practice recommendations. A report by the Canadian Task Force on the Periodic Health Examination.

@article{Woolf1990AssessingTC,
  title={Assessing the clinical effectiveness of preventive maneuvers: analytic principles and systematic methods in reviewing evidence and developing clinical practice recommendations. A report by the Canadian Task Force on the Periodic Health Examination.},
  author={Steven H. Woolf and Renaldo N. Battista and Geoffrey M. Anderson and Alexander G Logan and E. Wang},
  journal={Journal of clinical epidemiology},
  year={1990},
  volume={43 9},
  pages={891-905}
}
This paper examines a process for evaluating clinical effectiveness and developing recommendations in which systematic methods are used to review evidence from published clinical research and to reach sound conclusions about appropriate medical policy. The methodology addresses four important components of the analytic process: (1) the criteria that must be satisfied for a clinical practice to be considered effective; (2) proper methods for reviewing evidence from published clinical research to… CONTINUE READING

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