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Due to greater interest in comparative effectiveness research and a desire to expand capacity to conduct Comparative Effectiveness Reviews, AHRQ produced training modules to assist faculty engaged in educating investigators and clinicians interested in systematic review methods in the methodological framework and guidance outlined in AHRQ's Methods Guide for Effectiveness and Comparative Effectiveness Reviews.
This presentation focuses on grading the strength of evidence, a task in the fourth of five steps, "Analyze and Synthesize Studies," in the systematic review process. It is the thirteenth of 14 presentations in the Training Modules for the Methods Guide for Effectiveness and Comparative Effectiveness Reviews.