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11.5.4  Producing ‘Summary of findings’ tables

An additional piece of software, GRADEprofiler (GRADEpro), is available to assist review authors in the preparation of ‘Summary of findings’ tables. GRADEpro is able to retrieve data from RevMan and to combine this with user-entered control group risks to produce the relative effects and absolute risks associated with interventions. In addition, it leads the user through the process of a GRADE assessment (see context-specific help file in GRADEpro), and produces a table that can be readily imported into RevMan as a ‘Summary of findings’ table.  The table is imported as a special table (see Section 11.6) and cannot be modified in RevMan. Review authors can alternatively create their own table in RevMan.