GRADE equity guidelines 1: considering health equity in GRADE guideline development: introduction and rationale

Welch, V. A. et al. (2017) GRADE equity guidelines 1: considering health equity in GRADE guideline development: introduction and rationale. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 90, pp. 59-67. (doi: 10.1016/j.jclinepi.2017.01.014) (PMID:28412464) (PMCID:PMC5675012)

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Objectives: This paper introduces the rationale and methods for explicitly considering health equity in the GRADE methodology for development of clinical, public health and health system guidelines. Study design and setting: guidance for guideline development. Study design and Setting: We searched for guideline methodology papers, conceptual papers about health equity and examples of guidelines which considered health equity explicitly. We held three meetings with GRADE working group members, and invited comments from the GRADE working group listserve. Results: We developed three papers on incorporating equity considerations into the overall approach to guideline development, rating certainty and assembling the evidence base and evidence to decision/recommendation. Conclusion: Clinical and public health guidelines have a role to play in promoting health equity by explicitly considering equity in the process of guideline development.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Katikireddi, Dr Vittal
Authors: Welch, V. A., Akl, E. A., Guyatt, G., Pottie, K., Eslava-Schmalbach, J., Ansari, M. T., de Beer, H., Briel, M., Dans, T., Dans, I., Hultcrantz, M., Jull, J., Katikireddi, S. V., Meerpohl, J., Morton, R., Mosdol, A., Petkovic, J., Schünemann, H., Sharaf, R., Singh, J., Stanev, R., Tonia, T., Tristan, M., Vitols, S., Watine, J., and Tugwell, P.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Health and Wellbeing > MRC/CSO SPHSU
Journal Name:Journal of Clinical Epidemiology
ISSN (Online):1878-5921
Published Online:12 April 2017
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2017 The Authors
First Published:First published in Journal of Clinical Epidemiology 90:59-67
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