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Why does Nursing Reference Center and Rehabilitation Reference Center use the coding matrix to rate the levels of evidence?

The coding matrix, which rates the levels of evidence used to support Nursing Reference Center and Rehabilitation Reference Center content, was chosen for the following reasons:

  • Transparency – The kind of content that contributes to the evidence-based monographs is readily apparent.

  • Ease of Use – Nurses and therapists at varied levels of experience and educational background can quickly interpret the codes and thus the quality of evidence.

  • Range of Evidence – The coding matrix supports a broad range of designations, which reflects the nature of the evidence in nursing and rehabilitation literature today. It assists nurses and therapists to make their determination which evidence is the most appropriate for best practice, in any given case.

 

See this evidence-based care sheet, Breast Cancer Screening: Women at High Risk, from Nursing Reference Center, to view the coding matrix within:
http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=nrc&AN=5000000829&site=nrc-live

Or see this clinical review, from Rehabilitation Reference Center, to view the coding matrix within:
http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=rrc&AN=5000008013&site=rrc-live