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  • Strength of Recommendation Taxonomy (SORT): A Patient-Centered Approach to Grading Evidence in the Medical Literature

    Article from the February 1, 2004, issue of American Family Physician that describes the SORT, which allows authors to rate individual studies or bodies of evidence.

  • Example of Evidence in an AFP Article

    Article from the July 15, 2007, issue of American Family Physician that includes a table of key recommendations graded according to the SORT evidence rating system.

  • Choosing Wisely

    The Choosing Wisely campaign prompts physicians and patients to avoid unnecessary testing and treatment, things that not only don’t help, but that also may lead to harm. Initially sponsored by nine medical specialty societies, the campaign consists of specialty-specific top-five lists of common tests and procedures that are often performed unnecessarily, when they are not likely to improve a patient’s health. The primary focus of the campaign is to improve health care quality and reduce harm by avoiding unnecessary interventions, with the added benefit of lowering costs.

  • How to Write an Evidence-Based Clinical Review Article

    Article from the January 15, 2002, issue of American Family Physician that presents guidelines for writing an evidence-based clinical review article. NOTE: American Family Physician no longer includes ratings of evidence in the text as described in "How to Write an Evidence-Based Clinical Review Article."

  • Top 20 POEMs of 2011

    View a directory of the top 20 POEMs of 2011.

  • Top 20 POEMs of 2012

    View a directory of the top 20 POEMs of 2012.


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