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EffectEvidenceSynthesis FHIR Resource Proposal

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Owning work group name


Committee Approval Date:

June 22, 2018

Contributing or Reviewing Work Groups

  • Clinical Decision Support
  • Clinical Quality Information
  • Biomedical Research and Regulation

FHIR Resource Development Project Insight ID


Scope of coverage

The scope of the effectEvidenceSynthesis resource is to describe the estimates of an effect of an exposure on an outcome where the effect estimates are derived from the combination of research studies. Effect estimates are a measure of difference between the exposure state and an alternative exposure state (often called the control or comparator state)

Expressing effect estimates is done throughout reporting of biomedical research, systematic reviews, and clinical reference across all disciplines.

RIM scope

Resource appropriateness

Across the evidence-based medicine community (hundreds of thousands of people communicating the results of healthcare research through systematic reviews and expressing the findings from a body of evidence), the effect estimate synthesized from a body of evidence is the primary method of expressing quantitative results. Standardization is necessary to support interoperability across the evidence-based medicine domain.

Expected implementations

Many knowledge producers who express the biomedical research community knowledge will be the implementers using this resources. Examples of these knowledge producers include Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Cochrane, Duodecim Medical Publications Ltd (from the Finnish Medical Society), EBSCO Health, MAGIC (stands for Making GRADE the Irresistible Choice), and numerous guideline development organizations.

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When Resource Proposal Is Complete

When you have completed your proposal, please send an email to

FMG Notes