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From evidence to action: Understanding clinical practice guidelines.

Poolman RW, Verheyen CC, Kerkhoffs GM, Bhandari M, Sch√ľnemann HJ, International Evidence-Based Orthopedic Surgery Working Gro - Acta Orthop (2009)

Bottom Line: This is particularly true because guidelines use varying systems to judge the quality of evidence and the strength of recommendations.In this manuscript we discuss what a guideline is, where we can find guidelines, how to evaluate the quality of guidelines, and finally provide an example on the different steps of guideline development.Thus, we show that good guidelines are a summary of the best available evidence and that they provide a graded recommendation to help surgeons in evidence-based practice.

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Affiliation: Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Onze Lieve Vrouwe Gasthuis,, Amsterdam, the Netherlands. ieboswg@gmail.com

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Good guidelines will help us to take evidence into practice. In a survey among Dutch orthopedic surgeons, development and use of evidence-based guidelines was perceived as one of the best ways of moving from opinion-based to evidence-based orthopedic practice. The increasing number of guidelines means that knowing how to make a critical appraisal of guidelines is now a key part of every surgeon's life. This is particularly true because guidelines use varying systems to judge the quality of evidence and the strength of recommendations. In this manuscript we discuss what a guideline is, where we can find guidelines, how to evaluate the quality of guidelines, and finally provide an example on the different steps of guideline development. Thus, we show that good guidelines are a summary of the best available evidence and that they provide a graded recommendation to help surgeons in evidence-based practice.

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From evidence to action: Understanding clinical practice guidelines.

Poolman RW, Verheyen CC, Kerkhoffs GM, Bhandari M, Sch√ľnemann HJ, International Evidence-Based Orthopedic Surgery Working Gro - Acta Orthop (2009)

Evidence-based guideline development.
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Related In: Results  -  Collection

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Figure 0001: Evidence-based guideline development.
Bottom Line: This is particularly true because guidelines use varying systems to judge the quality of evidence and the strength of recommendations.In this manuscript we discuss what a guideline is, where we can find guidelines, how to evaluate the quality of guidelines, and finally provide an example on the different steps of guideline development.Thus, we show that good guidelines are a summary of the best available evidence and that they provide a graded recommendation to help surgeons in evidence-based practice.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Onze Lieve Vrouwe Gasthuis,, Amsterdam, the Netherlands. ieboswg@gmail.com

ABSTRACT
Good guidelines will help us to take evidence into practice. In a survey among Dutch orthopedic surgeons, development and use of evidence-based guidelines was perceived as one of the best ways of moving from opinion-based to evidence-based orthopedic practice. The increasing number of guidelines means that knowing how to make a critical appraisal of guidelines is now a key part of every surgeon's life. This is particularly true because guidelines use varying systems to judge the quality of evidence and the strength of recommendations. In this manuscript we discuss what a guideline is, where we can find guidelines, how to evaluate the quality of guidelines, and finally provide an example on the different steps of guideline development. Thus, we show that good guidelines are a summary of the best available evidence and that they provide a graded recommendation to help surgeons in evidence-based practice.

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