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 methodology, the...
Evidence Supporting Anesthesiology Guidelines: Comment
Accepted for publication September 8, 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 Newly Published on October 5, 2021. doi: https://doi.org/10.1097/ALN.0000000000004018
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