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Table 1 Strength of recommendation taxonomy (SORT)

From: Treatment of canine atopic dermatitis: 2015 updated guidelines from the International Committee on Allergic Diseases of Animals (ICADA)

Strength of recommendation (SOR)
A = based on consistent and good quality patient-oriented evidence
B = based on inconsistent or limited quality patient-oriented evidence
C = based on consensus, usual practice, opinion, disease-oriented evidence or case series
Quality of the evidence (QOE):
1 = good quality, patient-oriented
2 = limited quality, patient-oriented
3 = other evidence (usual practice, opinion, disease oriented evidence)