evidence to recommendation framework, EtD framework
The purpose of evidence to decision (EtD) frameworks is to help groups of people (panels) making healthcare recommendations or decisions move from evidence to decisions. The background includes details of the question addressed by the framework, and a brief summary of key background information. The assessment includes factors that should be considered (criteria) for making the decision, judgements that panels must make in relation to each criterion, research evidence to inform each of those judgements, and additional considerations that inform or justify each judgement. The conclusions that the panel must reach include: the type of decision or recommendation (e.g. strength of a recommendation), the decision or recommendation, the justification for the decision or recommendation, subgroup considerations, implementation considerations, and research priorities. The interactive EtD framework is a tool to facilitate use of EtD frameworks.
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