Strength of recommendation taxonomy (SORT): a patient-centered approach to grading evidence in the medical literature.

@article{Ebell2004StrengthOR,
  title={Strength of recommendation taxonomy (SORT): a patient-centered approach to grading evidence in the medical literature.},
  author={Mark H. Ebell and Jay Siwek and Barry Weiss and Steven H. Woolf and Jeffrey L. Susman and Bernard G. Ewigman and Marjorie A. Bowman},
  journal={The Journal of the American Board of Family Practice},
  year={2004},
  volume={17 1},
  pages={
          59-67
        }
}
A large number of taxonomies are used to rate the quality of an individual study and the strength of a recommendation based on a body of evidence. We have developed a new grading scale that will be used by several family medicine and primary care journals (required or optional), with the goal of allowing readers to learn one taxonomy that will apply to many sources of evidence. Our scale is called the Strength of Recommendation Taxonomy. It addresses the quality, quantity, and consistency of… CONTINUE READING
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