Methods

CEP is committed to pragmatically following best practices in gathering and analyzing evidence. Our methods documents are intended to provide an overview of CEP products and methods in the interest of transparency. If you have questions regarding these resources, please contact CEP@pennmedicine.upenn.edu

CEP review methods | January, 2022
      General introduction to methods for selecting topics, obtaining evidence, and analyzing evidence,

      in addition to writing, review, and dissemination of reports

CEP methods appendix | January, 2021
      Standard filters and other systematic literature search resources

CEP Rapid Guidance Summary methods document | July, 2020
      General introduction to review methods specific to rapid guidance summary reports

CEP Trustworthy Guideline Appraisal scale | April, 2017
      For evaluation of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines

CEP Modified AMSTAR scale | July, 2016
      For evaluation of the quality of systematic reviews

CEP RCT quality appraisal scale | July, 2019
      For evaluation of the quality of individual randomized controlled trials

CEP Modified Newcastle-Ottawa scale | July, 2016
      For evaluation of the quality of non-randomized controlled studies

CEP Abridged QUADAS scale | Nov, 2021
      For evaluation of the quality of diagnostic tests

GRADE analysis for interventions | July, 2009
      For evaluation of the strength of an evidence base

GRADE analysis for diagnostic tests | July, 2009
      For evaluation of the strength of an evidence-base

Penn CEP Disclosure Policy | Dec, 2017
      Disclosure of all competing financial interests

Penn CEP Form for Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships | Dec, 2017
      Disclosure of all competing financial interests