publication . Article . 2012

grade guidelines 10 considering resource use and rating the quality of economic evidence

Massimo Brunetti; Ian Shemilt; Silvia Pregno; Luke Vale; Andrew D. Oxman; Joanne Lord; Jane Sisk; Francis Ruiz; Suzanne Hill; Gordon H. Guyatt; ...
  • Published: 03 Aug 2012 Journal: Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, volume 66, pages 140-150 (issn: 0895-4356, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
Abstract Objectives In this article, we describe how to include considerations about resource utilization when making recommendations according to the Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development, and Evaluation (GRADE) approach. Study Design and Settings We focus on challenges with rating the confidence in effect estimates (quality of evidence) and incorporating resource use into evidence profiles and Summary of Findings (SoF) tables. Results GRADE recommends that important differences in resource use between alternative management strategies should be included along with other important outcomes in the evidence profile and SoF table. Key steps in conside...
free text keywords: Epidemiology, Grading (education), Actuarial science, Medicine, business.industry, business, Economic evidence, Clinical decision making
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