Urogenit Tract Infect.  2019 Apr;14(1):28-32. 10.14777/uti.2019.14.1.28.

Korean Translation of the GRADE Series Published in the BMJ, ‘GRADE: An Emerging Consensus on Rating Quality of Evidence and Strength of Recommendations’ (A Secondary Publication)

  • 1Department of Urology, Soonchunhyang University Seoul Hospital, Soonchunhyang University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
  • 2Department of Urology, Chonnam National University Medical School, Gwangju, Korea.
  • 3Department of Urology, Chungbuk National University College of Medicine, Cheongju, Korea.
  • 4Department of Urology, Pusan National University Hospital, Busan, Korea.
  • 5Department of Urology, Daegu Catholic University School of Medicine, Daegu, Korea.
  • 6Department of Urology, College of Medicine, Konyang University, Daejeon, Korea.
  • 7Department of Urology, Yonsei University Wonju College of Medicine, Wonju, Korea. geneuro95@yonsei.ac.kr
  • 8Institute of Evidence Based Medicine, Yonsei University Wonju College of Medicine, Wonju, Korea.


Clinical practice guidelines are statements that include recommendations intended to optimize patient care based on a systematic review of the evidence assessing the benefits and harm of alternative care options. Guideline developers should use an explicit, judicious, and transparent methodology to make trustworthy guidelines. Although there are a variety of frameworks that can help translate enormous medical knowledge into recommendations, the most widely adopted tool for grading the quality of evidence and making recommendations is GRADE (Grading of Recommendations, Assessment, Development and Evaluations). This article is the first translation of a series published in the BMJ with regard to the GRADE Approach for Evidence Based Clinical Practice Guideline Development to provide informative knowledge for moving from evidence to recommendations to Korean guideline developers.

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