Evidence Synthesis of Diagnostics: GRADE and How It Can Be Used for Veterinary Evidence

Mariska Leeflang PhD1*

1University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics
*Corresponding Author (m.m.leeflang@amc.uva.nl)


Vol 2, Issue 4 (2017)

Published: 04 Oct 2017


While textbooks on evidence-based medicine still mainly focus on accuracy studies as most appropriate level of evidence for diagnostic questions, the guideline developers have moved forward to patient important outcomes. In other words, a perfect test may still be useless if it does not change clinical decisionsand outcomes for patients. What is the current state of evidence-based diagnostics and how can this be translated to different veterinary situations?

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