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Evidence-Based Medicine in American Family Physician
|Strength of Recommendation||Definition||Implication for Practice|
|A||Recommendation based on consistent and good quality patient-oriented evidence||You should do this unless there is a compelling reason not to.|
|B||Recommendation based on inconsistent or limited quality patient-oriented evidence||You should strongly consider doing this.|
|C||Recommendation based on consensus, usual practice, opinion, disease-oriented evidence, and case series for studies of diagnosis, treatment, prevention, or screening.||The evidence that this improves patient outcomes is weaker for this recommmendation.|