Title

The eastern association of the surgery of trauma approach to practice management guideline development using grading of recommendations, assessment, development, and evaluation (GRADE) methodology

Document Type

Article

Department

General Surgery

Abstract

The Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma (EAST) is a leader in evidence-based medicine and the development of practice management guidelines (PMGs) in trauma and acute care surgery. The previous primer describing EAST's approach for assessing the quality of available evidence and making recommendations for developing PMGs was published in 2000. Since that time, many new systems have been developed in an attempt to overcome previous shortcomings and to devise a methodologically rigorous and transparent approach to the assessment of quality of evidence and development of guidelines. One of these is the Grading of Recommendations, Assessment, Development, and Evaluation (GRADE) system. The membership of EAST has determined that the GRADE methodology will be the system used in all future EAST PMGs. The purpose of this article was thus to describe the GRADE methodology

Comments

This work was published before the author joined Aga Khan University

Publication

The journal of trauma and acute care surgery

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