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Clinical Practice Guideline Resources

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

  • ADAPTATION
    The ADAPTE Collaboration developed a generic CPG adaptation process.
    Working Groups / Adapation

  • AGREE-II
    AGREE-II is a tool to assess the quality and reporting of practice guidelines.
    Appraisal of Guidelines for Research & Evaluation II (AGREE II)

  • Cancer View Canada
    This portal brings together resources from the many partner organizations across Canada and internationally working together in cancer prevention, screening, treatment, and supportive, palliative and end-of-life care.
    Cancer View Canada: Guidelines Resource Centre

  • DECIDE
    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. 
    DECIDE

  • 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
    GRADE

  • 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

  • SAGE (Search Standards and Guidelines Evidence)
    SAGE
    is a searchable database of more than 2,500 English-language cancer control guidelines and standards released since 2003. The cancer guidelines have been rated for reporting quality using the Appraisal of Guidelines for Research and Evaluation (AGREE) II instrument.
    SAGE