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Figure 1: Levels of evidence based on the type of publications. Although randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and meta-analyses are considered the highest level of “evidence” and the gold standard for the practice of modern medicine, these are not possible to conduct and inform practice for many situations faced in real-world practice. Thus, each of these levels has their own role, and it becomes important to be able to present each one in the best possible way

Figure 1: Levels of evidence based on the type of publications. Although randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and meta-analyses are considered the highest level of “evidence” and the gold standard for the practice of modern medicine, these are not possible to conduct and inform practice for many situations faced in real-world practice. Thus, each of these levels has their own role, and it becomes important to be able to present each one in the best possible way