Chapter 21. Using Systematic Reviews in Clinical Guideline Development

  1. Matthias Egger1,
  2. George Davey Smith2 and
  3. Douglas G Altman3
  1. Martin Eccles,
  2. Nick Freemantle and
  3. James Mason

Published Online: 17 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470693926.ch21

Systematic Reviews in Health Care: Meta-Analysis in Context, Second Edition

Systematic Reviews in Health Care: Meta-Analysis in Context, Second Edition

How to Cite

Eccles, M., Freemantle, N. and Mason, J. (2001) Using Systematic Reviews in Clinical Guideline Development, in Systematic Reviews in Health Care: Meta-Analysis in Context, Second Edition (eds M. Egger, G. D. Smith and D. G. Altman), BMJ Publishing Group, London, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470693926.ch21

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Senior Lecturer in Epidemiology and Public Health Medicine, Division of Health Services, Research and MRC Health Services Research Collaboration, Department of Social Medicine, University of Bristol, UK

  2. 2

    Professor of Clinical Epidemiology, Division of Epidemiology and MRC Health Services Research Collaboration, Department of Social Medicine, University of Bristol, UK

  3. 3

    Professor of Statistics in Medicine, ICRF Medical Statistics, Group, Centre for Statistics in Medicine, Institute of Health Sciences, University of Oxford, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 17 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2001

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780727914880

Online ISBN: 9780470693926

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Keywords:

  • systematic reviews;
  • clinical guideline;
  • evidence-based guideline;
  • clinical practice;
  • guideline development

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Summary Points

  • Methods of Developing Guidelines

  • Scale of the Review Process

  • Using Existing Systematic Reviews

  • Internal Validity of Reviews

  • External Validity of Reviews

  • Updating Existing Reviews

  • Conducting Reviews within the Process of Guideline Development

  • The Summary Metric used in Reviews

  • Concluding Remarks