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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 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 
  • 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