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Table 2 Respondents’ views on the use of grading systems to rate the quality of evidence of health decisions

From: Policymakers’ and other stakeholders’ perceptions of key considerations for health system decisions and the presentation of evidence to inform those considerations: an international survey

  Survey participants, n (%)
A system of grading the quality of evidence can help improve health system decision-making processes.
  Yes 52 (59.7)
  Probably 29 (33.3)
  Not sure 5 (5.8)
  Probably not 1 (1.2)
  No 0 (0.0)
Do you think that a system for rating the quality of evidence should be consistent for different types of decisions or that there should be different systems for different types of decisions (e.g., for clinical decisions and for health system decisions)?
  The SAME SYSTEM DEFINITELY should be used for rating the quality of evidence for clinical and health system decisions 9 (10.5)
  The SAME SYSTEM PROBABLY should be used for rating the quality of evidence for clinical and health system decisions 24 (27.9)
  Neutral 14 (16.3)
  A DIFFERENT SYSTEM PROBABLY should be used for rating the quality of evidence for health system decisions than for clinical decisions 27 (31.4)
  A DIFFERENT SYSTEM DEFINITELY should be used for rating the quality of evidence for health system decisions than for clinical decisions 12 (13.9)