Developing evidence-based clinical practice guidelines: lessons learned by the US Preventive Services Task Force.

@article{Woolf1996DevelopingEC,
  title={Developing evidence-based clinical practice guidelines: lessons learned by the US Preventive Services Task Force.},
  author={Steven H. Woolf and Carolyn DiGuiseppi and David Atkins and Douglas B. Kamerow},
  journal={Annual review of public health},
  year={1996},
  volume={17},
  pages={511-38}
}
The US Preventive Services Task Force is an expert panel established by the federal government in 1984 to develop evidence-based practice guidelines on screening tests and other preventive services. Its recommendations are published elsewhere. This article explores the lessons learned in the process of developing and disseminating the recommendations. Topics include project organization (analytic philosophy, project sponsorship, panel composition, topic selection); the review of evidence… CONTINUE READING