Description of studies

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DESCRIPTION OF STUDIES
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Study quality assessments, levels of evidence and grades of recommendation

Recommendations are graded according to the overall level of evidence (LoE) on which the recommendations are based, which is determined by the quality and source of evidence: (Levels of evidence and grades of recommendation in PROSPECT reviews (from 2006))

Click here for table of quality scores and levels of evidence for included procedure-specific studies:(Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy Update 2006 Quality Scoring + Levels of Evidence)

Transferable evidence

Transferable evidence of analgesic efficacy from comparable procedures or evidence of other outcomes, such as adverse effects, has been included to support the procedure-specific evidence where this is insufficient.