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Korean Translation of the GRADE Series Published in the BMJ, ‘GRADE: Going from Evidence to Recommendations’ (A Secondary Publication)
Urogenit Tract Infect 2019 Dec;14(3):99-103
Published online December 31, 2019;
Copyright © 2019 Korean Association of Urogenital Tract Infection and Inflammation.

Translated by: Eu Chang Hwang, Do Kyung Kim1, 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, Chonnam National University Hwasun Hospital, Chonnam National University Medical School, Hwasun, 1Department of Urology, Soonchunhyang University Seoul Hospital, Soonchunhyang University College of Medicine, Seoul, 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
Received September 18, 2019; Revised September 18, 2019; Accepted September 18, 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.
This article is the third translation of a GRADE series published in the BMJ for developing and presenting recommendations for managing patients. The strength of a recommendation reflects the extent to which we can be confident that desirable effects of an intervention outweigh any undesirable effects. GRADE classifies the strength of recommendations as strong or weak. The strength of recommendation is determined by the balance between desirable and undesirable consequences of alternative management strategies, quality of the evidence, variability in values and preferences, and the appropriate usage of resources.

December 2019, 14 (3)

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