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GRADE for the advancement of public health
  1. Eva A Rehfuess1,
  2. Nigel Bruce2,3,
  3. Annette Prüss-Üstün2
  1. 1Institute for Medical Informatics, Biometry and Epidemiology and Munich Centre of Health Sciences, University of Munich, Germany
  2. 2Department for Public Health and Environment, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
  3. 3Division of Public Health, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Eva A Rehfuess, Institute for Medical Informatics, Biometry and Epidemiology and Munich Centre of Health Sciences, University of Munich, Marchioninistrasse 15, 81377 Munich, Germany; rehfuess{at}ibe.med.uni-muenchen.de

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The recent debate in this journal about the applicability of the Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development and Evaluation (GRADE) approach to public health interventions is both important and timely.1 2 To say it upfront, we are enthusiastic about the transparent, systematic, comprehensive and nevertheless straightforward way in which GRADE guides its users in judging the quality of evidence and in classifying the strength of a recommendation. We do, however, continue to struggle to apply GRADE to a range of public health …

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