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Clinical Decision Support Work Group   Maturity Level : 0 Trial Use Use Context : Any

This is a value set defined by the FHIR project.


Defining URL:
Version: 4.0.1 4.4.0
Name: CertaintySubcomponentType StatisticCertaintySubcomponentType
Title: CertaintySubcomponentType StatisticCertaintySubcomponentType

The subcomponent classification of quality of evidence rating systems.

Committee: Clinical Decision Support Work Group
OID: 2.16.840.1.113883.4.642.3.1359 (for OID based terminology systems)
Source Resource XML / JSON

This value set is used in the following places:

This value set includes codes from the following code systems:


This expansion generated 01 Nov 2019 04 Jun 2020

This value set contains 8 concepts

Expansion based on version 4.0.1 StatisticCertaintySubcomponentType v4.4.0 (CodeSystem)

All codes from system
Code Display Definition
RiskOfBias Risk of bias methodologic concerns reducing internal validity.
Inconsistency Inconsistency concerns that findings are not similar enough to support certainty.
Indirectness Indirectness concerns reducing external validity.
Imprecision Imprecision High quality evidence. fuzzy or wide variability.
PublicationBias Publication bias likelihood that what is published misrepresents what is available to publish.
DoseResponseGradient Dose response gradient higher certainty due to dose response relationship.
PlausibleConfounding Plausible confounding higher certainty due to risk of bias in opposite direction.
LargeEffect Large effect higher certainty due to large effect size.


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