We have read with great interest the article by Laserna et al.,1 “Levels of Evidence Supporting the North American and European Perioperative Care Guidelines for Anesthesiologists between 2010 and 2020: A Systematic Review,” in the most recent issue of Anesthesiology. Without a doubt, this is an issue of great importance, and it is imperative to take actions against this problem. On the other hand, it is worth mentioning that this is not a new problem. In 1994 Altman2 mentioned the existence of low-quality medical research in his article “The Scandal of Poor Medical Research,” and a more recent article by Van Calster et al.,3 “Methodology over Metrics: Current Scientific Standards Are a Disservice to Patients and Society,” also takes up this issue, arguing that the main problem is a paradox: “The...
Evidence Supporting Anesthesiology Guidelines: Comment
(Accepted for publication September 8, 2021. Published online first on October 5, 2021.)
The corresponding author of the original article referenced above has read the letter and does not have anything to add in a published reply.
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Diego Escarraman Martinez, Manuel Alberto Guerrero Gutierrez, Orlando Rubén Perez Nieto, Eder Ivan Zamarron Lopez, Jesús Salvador Sánchez Díaz; Evidence Supporting Anesthesiology Guidelines: Comment. Anesthesiology 2021; 135:1162–1163 doi: https://doi.org/10.1097/ALN.0000000000004018
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