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Accelerated Guideline Development Overview

The aim of the Accelerated Guideline Development Working Group was 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. The manual is now available and can be tested by the G-I-N members.

 

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 was 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. This method is now available on the G-I-N website. The manual can be downloaded on the Resources page. G-I-N members can test the manual in producing an accelerated guideline and send us back information by completing the testing phase questionnaire.

 

Targets for 2018

  • February  2018 : the Accelerated Guideline manual and the final version of the questionnaire for the testing phase are available for all the G-I-N members
  • September 2018 : elaboration of an another manual for helping the guideline producers to develop accelerated guidelines when there is little or no literature

 

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

Page last updated: Feb 02, 2018
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