Systems for grading the quality of evidence and the strength of recommendations II: Pilot study of a new system

@article{Atkins2005SystemsFG,
  title={Systems for grading the quality of evidence and the strength of recommendations II: Pilot study of a new system},
  author={David Atkins and Peter A. Briss and Martin Paul Eccles and Signe Flottorp and Gordon H. Guyatt and Robin T Harbour and Suzanne Rose Hill and Roman C Jaeschke and Alessandro Liberati and Nicola Magrini and James Mason and Dianne L. O'Connell and Andrew D. Oxman and Bob Phillips and Holger J. Sch{\"u}nemann and Tessa Tan-Torres Edejer and Gunn Elisabeth Vist and John W. Williams},
  journal={BMC Health Services Research},
  year={2005},
  volume={5},
  pages={25 - 25}
}
BACKGROUND Systems that are used by different organisations to grade the quality of evidence and the strength of recommendations vary. They have different strengths and weaknesses. The GRADE Working Group has developed an approach that addresses key shortcomings in these systems. The aim of this study was to pilot test and further develop the GRADE approach to grading evidence and recommendations. METHODS A GRADE evidence profile consists of two tables: a quality assessment and a summary of… CONTINUE READING
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