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PLoS Med. 2015 Oct 27;12(10):e1001895. doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001895. eCollection 2015 Oct.

Using qualitative evidence in decision making for health and social interventions: an approach to assess confidence in findings from qualitative evidence syntheses (GRADE-CERQual).

Author information

1
Global Health Unit, Norwegian Knowledge Centre for the Health Services, Oslo, Norway; Health Systems Research Unit, South African Medical Research Council, Cape Town, South Africa.
2
Global Health Unit, Norwegian Knowledge Centre for the Health Services, Oslo, Norway.
3
Social Welfare Unit, Norwegian Knowledge Centre for the Health Services, Oslo, Norway.
4
Uni Research Rokkan Centre, Bergen, Norway.
5
Division of Social and Behavioural Sciences, School of Public Health and Family Medicine, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa.
6
UNDP/UNFPA/ UNICEF/WHO/World Bank Special Programme of Research, Development and Research Training in Human Reproduction, Department of Reproductive Health and Research, WHO, Geneva, Switzerland.
7
School of Social Sciences, Bangor University, Bangor, United Kingdom.
8
School of Health & Related Research (ScHARR), University of Sheffield, Sheffield, United Kingdom.
9
European Centre for Environment and Human Health, University of Exeter Medical School, Exeter, United Kingdom.
10
Department of Health Management and Economics, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran; Department of Information, Evidence and Research, Eastern Mediterranean Region, World Health Organization, Cairo, Egypt.

Abstract

Simon Lewin and colleagues present a methodology for increasing transparency and confidence in qualitative research synthesis.

PMID:
26506244
PMCID:
PMC4624425
DOI:
10.1371/journal.pmed.1001895
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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