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IOM sets out "gold standard" practices for creating guidelines, systematic reviews.

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Title:
IOM sets out "gold standard" practices for creating guidelines, systematic reviews.
Authors:
Kuehn BM
Journal:
JAMA
Publication date:
2011
Volume:
305
Issue:
18
First page:
1846
Last page:
8
ISSN:
1538-3598
Link to pubmed:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21558510
Publication type:
Journal
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Guidelines and systematic reviews must adhere to tougher standards for transparency and objectivity and adopt consistent formats to make them trustworthy and accessible for both clinicians and patients, according to a pair of reports released by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) in March.

New reports from the Institute of Medicine call for the development of clinical practice guidelines and systematic reviews that physicians and patients can use together to make clinical decisions.

The reports were commissioned by Congress as part of the Medicare Improvement for Patients and Providers Act of 2008 to set standards for clinical practice guidelines (http://www.iom.edu/Reports/2011/Clinical-Practice-Guidelines-We-Can-Trust.aspx) and systematic reviews (http://www.iom.edu/Activities/Quality/SystemReviewCER.aspx). Physicians and other health care decision makers often rely on guidelines and systematic reviews to provide authoritative information on care options and to synthesize data from the literature. However, such efforts vary greatly in how they are conducted and how their results are reported. Each of the …

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IOM sets out "gold standard" practices for creating guidelines, systematic reviews. Kuehn BM. JAMA 2011; 305(18):1846-8.

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