Clinical guidance for MRI referral

Evidence for recommendations

Recommendation explanations

Due to the time constraints in the development of this guidance, we have mostly taken recommendations from existing evidence-based guidelines. The Advisory Group did not attempt to re-evaluate the evidence behind these recommendations or convert the recommendation grades to the Australian NHMRC grading levels. Therefore, the recommendations tables include the reference and sources of recommendations, the recommendation grade, and links to further information on the evidence grade where available (refer to Appendix 1). For some recommendations, an evidence grade was not available; therefore, these recommendations should be treated as expert opinion.

As the recommendations have been taken from a number of sources, there is some overlap in their scope that would not normally occur.