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Classification of Reports1
Classifying studies and reports gives an initial picture of the type of studies and level of evidence available. It also helps organize the reports for critical appraisal. Once the study design is identified and classified, this classification is then recorded on the article's worksheet template.
1Adapted by the American Dietetic Association from ©Joint Commission Resources: "A Practical Approach to Evidence Grading." Joint Commission Journal on Quality Improvement 2000:Volume 26(12):707