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Methods for living guidelines: early guidance based on practical experience. Paper 3: selecting and prioritizing questions for living guidelines

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posted on 2023-08-25, 04:30 authored by S Cheyne, D Fraile Navarro, AK Buttery, S Chakraborty, O Crane, K Hill, E McFarlane, RL Morgan, RA Mustafa, A Poole, D Tunnicliffe, Josh VogelJosh Vogel, H White, S Whittle, T Turner
Objectives: This article is part of a series on methods for living guidelines, consolidating practical experiences from developing living guidelines. It focuses on methods for identification, selection, and prioritization of clinical questions for a living approach to guideline development. Study Design and Setting: Members of the Australian Living Evidence Consortium, the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence and the US Grading of Recommendations, Assessment, Development and Evaluations Network, convened a working group. All members have expertize and practical experience in the development of living guidelines. We collated methods, documents on prioritization from each organization's living guidelines, conducted interviews and held working group discussions. We consolidated these to form best practice principles which were then edited and agreed on by the working group members. Results: We developed best practice principles for (1) identification, (2) selection, and (3) prioritization, of questions for a living approach to guideline development. Several different strategies for undertaking prioritizing questions are explored. Conclusion: The article provides guidance for prioritizing questions in living guidelines. Subsequent articles in this series explore consumer involvement, search decisions, and methods decisions that are appropriate for questions with different priority levels.

History

Journal

Journal of Clinical Epidemiology

Volume

155

Pagination

73-83

Location

United States

ISSN

0895-4356

eISSN

1878-5921

Language

en

Publisher

Elsevier BV