Urogenit Tract Infect.  2020 Dec;15(3):83-89. 10.14777/uti.2020.15.3.83.

Korean Translation of the GRADE Series Published in the BMJ, ‘Use of GRADE Grid to Reach Decisions on Clinical Practice Guidelines When Consensus Is Elusive’ (A Secondary Publication)

  • 1Department of Urology, Daegu Catholic University School of Medicine, Daegu, Korea
  • 2Department of Urology, Chonnam National University Medical School, Gwangju, Korea
  • 3Department of Urology, Soonchunhyang University Seoul Hospital, Soonchunhyang University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
  • 4Department of Urology, Chungbuk National University College of Medicine, Cheongju, Korea
  • 5Department of Urology, Pusan National University Hospital, Busan, Korea
  • 6Department of Urology, College of Medicine, Konyang University, Daejeon, Korea
  • 7Department of Urology, Yonsei University Wonju College of Medicine, Wonju, Korea
  • 8Center of Evidence-Based Medicine, Institute of Convergence Science, Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea


This article is the last of a series providing guidance for the use of the Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development, and Evaluation (GRADE) system for rating the quality of evidence and grading the strength of recommendations in systematic reviews and clinical practice guidelines. Formulating recommendations with the applicable evidence can be difficult due to the large and diverse nature of guideline committees. This article describes a simple technique called the GRADE grid for clarifying the opinions from guideline panels, dealing with disagreement, and achieving consensus among guideline panels. The grid may be helpful for any guideline groups who want to use GRADE to develop their guidelines and achieve consensus or understand the patterns of uncertainty that surround the interpretation of scientific evidence.

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