(UPDATE: Not just released...oops. But still well-worth reading. I had the wrong document open. )
The basic questions that are asked (and answered) are:
It also uses a rubric to determine the following:
- What is the definition of subclinical thyroid disease?
- What is the epidemiology of subclinical thyroid disease?
- What are the consequences of untreated subclinical thyroid disease? How should it be evaluated?
- What are the risks and benefits of treatment for subclinical thyroid disease?
Is screening for subclinical thyroid disease warranted?
Strength of the Overall EvidenceSubclincial hypothyroidism is defined and differentiated from central hypothyroidism. Short and long-term consequences are also delineated.
Strength of Panelists' Recommendations Based on Available Evidence