GRADE Equity Guidelines 2: considering health equity in the GRADE guideline development process

Akl, E. A. et al. (2017) GRADE Equity Guidelines 2: considering health equity in the GRADE guideline development process. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 90, pp. 68-75. (doi:10.1016/j.jclinepi.2017.01.017) (PMID:28499847)

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Objective: to provide guidance for guideline developers on how to consider health equity at key stages of the guideline development process. Study Design and Setting: literature review followed by group discussions and consensus building. Results: The key stages at which guideline developers could consider equity include setting priorities, guideline group membership, identifying the target audience(s), generating the guideline questions, considering the importance of outcomes and interventions, deciding what evidence to include and searching for evidence, summarising the evidence and considering additional information, wording of recommendations, and evaluation and use. We provide examples of how guidelines have actually considered equity at each of these stages. Conclusion: Guideline projects should consider the above suggestions for recommendations that are equity-sensitive.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Katikireddi, Dr Vittal
Authors: Akl, E. A., Welch, V., Pottie, K., Eslava-Schmalbach, J., Darzi, A., Sola, I., Katikireddi, S. V., Singh, J., Murad, M. H., Meerpohl, J., Stanev, R., Lang, E., Matovinovic, E., Shea, B., Agoritsas, T., Alexander, P. E., Snellman, A., Brignardello-Petersen, R., Gloss, D., Thabane, L., Shi, C., Stein, A. T., Sharaf, R., Briel, M., Guyatt, G., Schünemann, H., 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:09 May 2017
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Inc.
First Published:First published in Journal of Clinical Epidemiology 90:68-75
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