Rating the Quality of Evidence and Making Recommendations

Philipp Dahm, Holger J. Schünemann

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEvidence-Based Urology
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9781405185943
StatePublished - Jul 9 2010


  • Clinical decision making-in setting of weak recommendations, a challenge
  • Determinants of strength of recommendation and implications of strong and weak recommendations
  • GRADE system, evaluating quality of evidence-and presenting recommendations
  • Grading recommendations
  • Interpreting strong and weak recommendations
  • Publication bias-quality of evidence, reduced when investigators fail to report outcomes
  • Question formulation and recommendations
  • Rating quality of evidence and making recommendations
  • Urologists, requiring clinical expertise-integrating a patient's circumstances and values with best available evidence
  • key features of "quality of evidence"

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