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The use of the level of evidence and grade of recommendations scales in developing clinical guidelines in the Russian Federation

https://doi.org/10.17749/2070-4909.2019.12.1.34-41

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Abstract

Aim – analyze the existing systems for assessing the levels of evidence (LE-scales) and grades of recommendation (GR-scales) in the development of clinical guidelines in the Russian Federation.
Materials and Methods. We analyzed the LE- and GR-scales that had been used in developing clinical guidelines up to 01.09.2017; the materials were stored in the Federal Electronic Medical Library. The study included several stages: analysis of the clinical guidelines for the presence and type of LE- and GR-scales; comparison of the LE- and GR-scales between various clinical guidelines including the internationally accepted ones; assessment of using the international scales or their combinations in the development of clinical guidelines in Russia.
Results. More than 150 various LE- and GR-scales used for clinical recommendations were identified; most of them represented modifications of the international assessment systems. The original SIGN technique was found to be most commonly used.
Conclusion. Based on the results of the study, we concluded that at present, there is no unified approach to the assessment of the levels of evidence and grades of recommendation in clinical guidelines developed by professional medical associations in the Russian Federation.

About the Authors

N. I. Zhuravleva
Center for Healthcare Quality Assessment and Control of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation
Russian Federation

10-5 Khokhlovskii pereulok, Moscow 109028

Natalya I. Zhuravleva – Chief Specialist, Department of Medical Support of Standardization



L. C. Shubina
Center for Healthcare Quality Assessment and Control of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation; Children’s Clinic Medsi
Russian Federation

Lyubov S. Shubina – Leading Specialist, Department of Medical Support ofr Standardization, Center for Healthcare Quality Assessment and Control, Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation; Physiotherapist, MEDSI Children’s Clinic in Blagoveshchensky Lane.

SCOPUS Author ID: 57201487715



O. A. Sukhorukikh
Center for Healthcare Quality Assessment and Control of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation; Research Financial Institution of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation, Federal State Budget Institution
Russian Federation

Olga A. Sukhorukikh – Head, Department of Medical Support of Standardization, Center for Healthcare Quality Assessment and Control, Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation; Researcher with the Healthcare Finance Center at the Research Financial Institute, Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation.

SCOPUS Author ID: 57201486113



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Zhuravleva N.I., Shubina L.C., Sukhorukikh O.A. The use of the level of evidence and grade of recommendations scales in developing clinical guidelines in the Russian Federation. FARMAKOEKONOMIKA. Modern Pharmacoeconomic and Pharmacoepidemiology. 2019;12(1):34-41. (In Russ.) https://doi.org/10.17749/2070-4909.2019.12.1.34-41

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