Accelerated Guideline Development Overview
What is accelerated guideline development?
Accelerated guideline development is a way to produce clinical practice guidelines or recommendations in a short amount time, six months or less, without losing in scientific quality.
Rationale for accelerated guideline development
Producing clinical practice guidelines requires substantial time (usually 12 months or more), expertise (not so easy to find) and resources (in constant decrease). First, guidelines producers have struggled to develop high-quality clinical practice guidelines, from the analysis of the literature to the constitution of the working and peer-review groups. The AGREE instrument have been a true help for the guidelines producers regarding this point – even if the tool is about evaluating; it is also a good reminder for developing best practice guidelines. The ADAPTE manual has assisted in this task. It is an interesting tool which allows the reduction in the duration of the guideline development. The pressure of the public authorities and clinicians for having guidelines developed in a short amount of time, i.e. six months or less, is so strong in a fast-paced society that the community of the guidelines producers have to find an answer quickly in order to meet demands.
Aims of the Accelerated Guideline Development Working Group
The aim of the Accelerated Guideline Development Working Group is to provide a method for helping the G-I-N-members to develop guidelines in an accelerated time frame, i.e. 6 months or less.
Targets for 2017
- January 2017: Starting of the testing phase the final version of the new Accelerated Guideline Development manual
- September 2017: 4th AGD WG meeting in Cape Town: discussion on the different experimentations and the need or not to improve the manual
If you are interested in participating in the activities of the Accelerated Guideline Development Working Group, please contact us on the page of the Project Board on the G-I-N website or contact the G-I-N Office by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org