GRADE: an emerging consensus on rating quality of evidence and strength of recommendations

BMJ. 2008 Apr 26;336(7650):924-6. doi: 10.1136/bmj.39489.470347.AD.


Guidelines are inconsistent in how they rate the quality of evidence and the strength of recommendations. This article explores the advantages of the GRADE system, which is increasingly being adopted by organisations worldwide

MeSH terms

  • Consensus
  • Decision Making
  • Evidence-Based Medicine / standards
  • Practice Guidelines as Topic / standards*
  • Quality Indicators, Health Care