GRADE: assessing the quality of evidence for diagnostic recommendations (Editorial)

Schünemann, Holger J.; Oxman, Andrew D.; Brozek, Jan; Glasziou, Paul; Bossuyt, Patrick; Chang, Stephanie; Muti, Paola; Jaeschke, Roman; Guyatt, Gordon H.
December 2008
ACP Journal Club;12/16/2008, Vol. 149 Issue 6, p1
Academic Journal
The article discusses a rigorous approach adopted by the Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development and Evaluation (GRADE) Working Group. As stated, GRADE's framework for developing recommendations for diagnostic management studies is based on what is needed to weigh the benefits and harms of ordering and using a diagnostic test in caring for patients. The GRADE approach requires making judgments about the relation between accuracy and patient-important outcomes transparent.


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