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Implications of strong and conditional recommendations

The implications of a strong recommendation are:
• for patients — most people in your situation would want the recommended course of action and only a small proportion would not; request discussion if the intervention is not offered;
• for clinicians — most patients should receive the recommended course of action; and
• for policy makers — the recommendation can be adopted as a policy in most
situations.

 
The implications of a conditional recommendation are:

• for patients — most people in your situation would want the recommended course of action, but many would not;
• for clinicians — you should recognize that different choices will be appropriate for different patients and that you must help each patient to arrive at a management decision consistent with his or her values and preferences; and
• for policy makers — policy making will require substantial debate and involvement of many stakeholders.

 

 

 

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