Report of the Guideline Standards Subcommittee of the EFNS Scientific Committee.
Guidance for the preparation of neurological management guidelines by EFNS scientific task forces – revised recommendations 2004*
Article first published online: 15 SEP 2004
European Journal of Neurology
Volume 11, Issue 9, pages 577–581, September 2004
How to Cite
Brainin, M., Barnes, M., Baron, J.-C., Gilhus, N. E., Hughes, R., Selmaj, K. and Waldemar, G. (2004), Guidance for the preparation of neurological management guidelines by EFNS scientific task forces – revised recommendations 2004. European Journal of Neurology, 11: 577–581. doi: 10.1111/j.1468-1331.2004.00867.x
- Issue published online: 15 SEP 2004
- Article first published online: 15 SEP 2004
- Received 5 March 2004 Accepted 7 March 2004
- evidence-based medicine;
- management guideline;
- neurological diseases (treatment of)
Since the publication of the first EFNS task force reports in 1997, a total of 20 evidence-based guidelines for the treatment and management of neurological diseases have been published by the EFNS (http://www.efns.org/guidelines). In 2001, recommendations for the preparation of neurological guidelines were issued by the EFNS Scientific Committee (Eur J Neurol 2001; 8: 549–550). These have now been updated and revised. More unified criteria for standards of reporting are set up which include classes of scientific evidence and predefined levels of recommendation. These criteria as well as others listed below should be used for all working groups that aim at recommending treatment, diagnostic procedures or other interventions within the framework of the EFNS.