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Table 2 Standardised schema to word recommendations

From: A set of systematic reviews to help reduce inappropriate prescribing to older people: study protocol

Strength of the recommendation  
 • Weak recommendation: It is suggested to discontinue [include the drug] for the management of [include the indication] because it [include the wording regarding the quality of the evidence]  
 • Strong recommendation It is recommended to discontinue [include the drug] for the management of [include the indication] because it [include the wording regarding the quality of the evidence]  
Quality of the evidence  
 • High quality of evidence: increases/decreases/is associated with …  
 • Moderate quality of evidence: appears to increase/decrease/be associated with …  
 • Low quality of evidence: may increase/decrease/be associated with …