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Clinical Practice Guideline Resources

You may find these resources helpful when developing or evaluating Clinical Practice Guidelines:

    The ADAPTE Collaboration developed a generic CPG adaptation process.
    Working Groups / Adapation
    AGREE-II is a tool to assess the quality and reporting of practice guidelines.
    Appraisal of Guidelines for Research & Evaluation II (AGREE II)
  • Cancer Guidelines Database
    The Cancer Guidelines Database (formerly SAGE) from the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer is a searchable database of over 1,000 English-language cancer control guidelines. All stages of the cancer continuum are addressed, from screening to survivorship and end-of-life care, and the AGREE II instrument has been used in guideline appraisal. 
    Cancer Guidelines Database 
    Developing and Evaluating Communication Strategies to Support Informed Decisions and Practice Based on Evidence (DECIDE) Focus on improving the dissemination and uptake of evidence-based recommendations. 
  • G-I-N North America webinars
    Monthly webinars on guideline-related topics. Information on how to sign up for webinars as well as archived webinars are available on the G-I-N website.
    G-I-N North America webinars
  • GRADE Working Group
    Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development and Evaluation (GRADE) is an approach to grading quality of evidence and strength of recommendations
  • Annals of Internal Medicine
    Proposes minimum standards that should be met to develop high quality CPGs
    Guideline International Network (G-I-N): Toward International Standards for Clinical Practice Guidelines (2012)
  • Institute of Medicine (IOM)
    Provides an updated definition of a CPG and proposes standards for developing trustworthy CPGs  
    .Institute of Medicine Standards (IOM) for Clinical Practice Guidelines We Can Trust (2011)
  • National Guidelines Clearinghouse
    A CPG database that guideline developers can submit their CPGs to. The National Guideline Clearinghouse has recently revised their inclusion criteria to reflect the 2011 IOM definiton of a CPG. Guidelines must now be based on a systematic review of the literature to be included in the National Guideline Clearinghouse.
    National Guideline Clearinghouse