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GRADE guidelines - best practices using the GRADE framework

The 2011 JCE series provides a 20-part guide for systematic review and health technology assessment authors, guideline panelists and methodologists on how to apply the GRADE methodology framework in more detail. Clinicians and policy-making users and anyone new to GRADE may want to consider first reading the 6-part BMJ series from 2008.

NEW: the links have now been updated to provide free access to the full text and pdf through the JCE home page rather than Medline links that point to Elevier's Journal resource.

  1. Guyatt GH, Oxman AD, Schünemann HJ, Tugwell P, Knotterus A.
    GRADE guidelines: A new series of articles in the Journal of Clinical Epidemiology.
    J Clin Epidemiol. 2010 Dec 27
  2. Guyatt G, Oxman AD, Akl E, Kunz R, Vist G, Brozek J, Norris S, Falck-Ytter Y, Glasziou P, Debeer H, Jaeschke R, Rind D, Meerpohl J, Dahm P, Schünemann HJ.
    GRADE guidelines 1. Introduction-GRADE evidence profiles and summary of findings tables.
    J Clin Epidemiol. 2011 Jan 3
  3. Guyatt GH, Oxman AD, Kunz R, Atkins D, Brozek J, Vist G, Alderson P, Glasziou P, Falck-Ytter Y, Schunemann HJ.
    GRADE guidelines 2. Framing the question and deciding on important outcomes.
    J Clin Epidemiol. 2011 Jan 3
  4. Balshem H, Helfand M, Schunemann HJ, Oxman AD, Kunz R, Brozek J, Vist GE, Falck-Ytter Y, Meerpohl J, Norris S, Guyatt GH.
    GRADE guidelines 3: rating the quality of evidence - introduction.
    J Clin Epidemiol. 2011 Jan 6
  5. Guyatt GH, Oxman AD, Vist G, Kunz R, Brozek J, Alonso-Coello P, Montori V, Akl EA, Djulbegovic B, Falck-Ytter Y, Norris SL, Williams JW Jr, Atkins D, Meerpohl J, Schünemann HJ..
    GRADE guidelines 4: rating the quality of evidence - risk of bias.
    J Clin Epidemiol. 2011 Jan 20
  6. Guyatt GH, Oxman AD, Montori V, Vist G, Kunz R, Brozek J, Alonso-Coello P, Djulbegovic B, Atkins D, Falck-Ytter Y, Williams JW Jr, Meerpohl J, Norris SL, Akl EA, Schünemann HJ.
    GRADE guidelines 5: rating the quality of evidence - publication bias.
    J Clin Epidemiol. 2011 Aug 1
  7. Guyatt G, Oxman AD, Kunz R, Brozek J, Alonso-Coello P, Rind D, Devereaux P, Montori VM, Freyschuss B, Vist G, Jaeschke R, Williams JW Jr, Murad MH, Sinclair D, Falck-Ytter Y, Meerpohl J, Whittington C, Thorlund K, Andrews J, Schünemann HJ.
    GRADE guidelines 6. Rating the quality of evidence - imprecision.
    J Clin Epidemiol. 2011 Aug 12
  8. Guyatt GH, Oxman AD, Kunz R, Woodcock J, Brozek J, Helfand M, Alonso-Coello P, Glasziou P, Jaeschke R, Akl EA, Norris S, Vist G, Dahm P, Shukla VK, Higgins J, Falck-Ytter Y, Schünemann HJ; The GRADE Working Group.
    GRADE guidelines: 7. Rating the quality of evidence - inconsistency.
    J Clin Epidemiol. 2011 Aug 2
  9. Guyatt GH, Oxman AD, Kunz R, Woodcock J, Brozek J, Helfand M, Alonso-Coello P, Falck-Ytter Y, Jaeschke R, Vist G, Akl EA, Post PN, Norris S, Meerpohl J, Shukla VK, Nasser M, Schünemann HJ; The GRADE Working Group.
    GRADE guidelines: 8. Rating the quality of evidence - indirectness.
    J Clin Epidemiol. 2011 Aug 1
  10. Guyatt GH, Oxman AD, Sultan S, Glasziou P, Akl EA, Alonso-Coello P, Atkins D, Kunz R, Brozek J, Montori V, Jaeschke R, Rind D, Dahm P, Meerpohl J, Vist G, Berliner E, Norris S, Falck-Ytter Y, Murad MH, Schünemann HJ; The GRADE Working Group.
    GRADE guidelines: 9. Rating up the quality of evidence.
    J Clin Epidemiol. 2011 Aug 1
  11. Brunetti M, Shemilt I, et al.; The GRADE Working.
    GRADE guidelines: 10. Rating the quality of evidence for resource use.
    J Clin Epidemiology [publication - upcoming]
  12. Guyatt G, Oxman AD, Sultan S, Brozek J, Glasziou P, Alonso-Coello P, Atkins D, Kunz R, Montori V, Jaeschke R, Rind D, Dahm P, Akl EA, Meerpohl J, Vist G, Berliner E, Norris S, Falck-Ytter Y, Schünemann HJ.
    GRADE guidelines: 11. Making an overall rating of confidence in effect estimates for a single outcome and for all outcomes.
    J Clin Epidemiol. 2012 Apr 30.
  13. Guyatt GH, Oxman AD, Santesso N, Helfand M, Vist G, Kunz R, Brozek J, Norris S, Meerpohl J, Djulbecovic B, Alonso-Coello P, Post PN, Busse JW, Glasziou P, Christensen R, Schünemann HJ.
    GRADE guidelines 12. Preparing Summary of Findings tables-binary outcomes.
    J Clin Epidemiol. 2012 May 18.
  14. Thorlund K, Oxman AD, Walter SD, Patrick D, Furukawa TA, Johnston BC, Karanicolas P, Akl EA, Vist G, Kunz R, Brozek J, Kupper LL, Martin SL, Meerpohl JJ, Alonso-Coello P, Christensen R, Schunemann HJ.
    GRADE guidelines 13. Preparing Summary of Findings tables-continuous outcomes.
    J Clin Epidemiology 2013 Feb;66(2):173-83
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  16. Andrews J, Guyatt G, Oxman AD, Alderson P, Dahm P, Falck-Ytter Y, Nasser M, Meerpohl J, Post PN, Kunz R, Brozek J, Vist G, Rind D, Akl EA, Schünemann HJ.
    GRADE guidelines: 15. Going from evidence to recommendations: the significance and presentation of recommendations.
    J Clin Epidemiol. 2013 Jan 9

 

 

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