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Medical Students: Appraising Evidence

Resources for students in the College of Medicine

GRADE Criteria

The MUSC Center for Evidence-Based Practice uses the GRADE criteria to appraise research articles for inclusion in hospital order sets and guidelines. The GRADE criteria are utilized to evaluate the body of evidence used to make clinical recommendations. The "cheat sheet" below defines how the quality of the evidence is rated and how a strong versus weak recommendation is established.

Article Appraisal Resources

Appraisal Worksheets