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Question 4#

A controlled study, which sequentially allocates consecutive patients to either monopolar TURP or HoLEP to compare short-term outcomes between the two treatment modalities, provides which level of evidence?

a. Level 1
b. Level 2
c. Level 3
d. Level 4
e. Level 5

Correct Answer is B


Answer B

The use of levels of evidence, in evidence-based medicine, is a means by which the reader can stratify, in a standardised manner, the evidence according to its quality. A number of systems have been designed for this purpose, including that produced by the Oxford Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine [1]; a modified version of which is used by the European Association of Urology clinical guidelines to formulate its grades of recommendations.