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Table 1 Categories of recommendations in the Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) Guideline

From: Adolescent polycystic ovary syndrome according to the international evidence-based guideline

Evidence-based recommendationsEvidence-based recommendations are made where evidence is sufficient to inform a recommendation made by the guideline development group
Consensus recommendationsClinical consensus recommendations are made in the absence of adequate evidence on PCOS; these are informed by evidence in other populations and is made by the guideline development group, using rigorous and transparent processes
Practice pointsClinical practice points are made where evidence was not sought and where important clinical issues arose from discussion of evidence-based or clinical consensus recommendations