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Research Methods & Reporting

GRADE Evidence to Decision (EtD) frameworks: a systematic and transparent approach to making well informed healthcare choices. 2: Clinical practice guidelines

BMJ 2016; 353 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i2089 (Published 30 June 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;353:i2089

GRADE Evidence to Decision frameworks

Thanks for responding Prof Ansari: you are completely correct, our article is saying that compared to warfarin, dabigatran will “probably” result in 8 fewer deaths per 1000 patients but our findings are compatible with the possibility that that there might be no (additional) risk reduction.

Competing interests: No competing interests

30 August 2016
Shaun Treweek
Professor
University of Aberdeen
Health Services Research Unit, AB25 2ZD