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Korean Translation of the GRADE Series Published in the BMJ, ‘GRADE: An Emerging Consensus on Rating Quality of Evidence and Strength of Recommendations’ (A Secondary Publication)
Urogenit Tract Infect 2019 Apr;14(1):28-32
Published online April 30, 2019;
Copyright © 2019 Korean Association of Urogenital Tract Infection and Inflammation.

Do Kyung Kim, Eu Chang Hwang1, Ho Won Kang2, Ja Yoon Ku3, Hyun Jin Jung4, Hong Wook Kim5, Jae Hung Jung6,7; Guideline Development Committee in the Korean Association of Urogenital Tract Infection and Inflammation

Department of Urology, Soonchunhyang University Seoul Hospital, Soonchunhyang University College of Medicine, Seoul, 1Department of Urology, Chonnam National University Medical School, Gwangju, 2Department of Urology, Chungbuk National University College of Medicine, Cheongju, 3Department of Urology, Pusan National University Hospital, Busan, 4Department of Urology, Daegu Catholic University School of Medicine, Daegu, 5Department of Urology, College of Medicine, Konyang University, Daejeon, 6Department of Urology, 7Institute of Evidence Based Medicine, Yonsei University Wonju College of Medicine, Wonju, Korea
Correspondence to: Jae Hung Jung,
Department of Urology, Yonsei University Wonju College of Medicine, 20 Ilsan-ro, Wonju 26426, Korea, Tel: +82-33-741-0652, Fax: +82-33-741-1930, E-mail:
Received April 1, 2019; Revised April 9, 2019; Accepted April 9, 2019.
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License ( which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Clinical practice guidelines are statements that include recommendations intended to optimize patient care based on a systematic review of the evidence assessing the benefits and harm of alternative care options. Guideline developers should use an explicit, judicious, and transparent methodology to make trustworthy guidelines. Although there are a variety of frameworks that can help translate enormous medical knowledge into recommendations, the most widely adopted tool for grading the quality of evidence and making recommendations is GRADE (Grading of Recommendations, Assessment, Development and Evaluations). This article is the first translation of a series published in the BMJ with regard to the GRADE Approach for Evidence Based Clinical Practice Guideline Development to provide informative knowledge for moving from evidence to recommendations to Korean guideline developers.

April 2019, 14 (1)

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