Potential Impacts of Grading vs. Not Grading Literature

K. Hegmann, C. Wolfkiel, J. Harris, M. Thiese, M. Hughes, J. Biggs, U. Ott & J. Ording
Background: Some have argued that critical appraisal ('grading') of the literature is unnecessary to support practice guidelines. However, critical appraisal is required for the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine's (ACOEM) Evidence-based Practice Guidelines. [for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]