Transparent Development of the WHO Rapid Advice Guidelines

  title={Transparent Development of the WHO Rapid Advice Guidelines},
  author={Holger J. Sch{\"u}nemann and Suzanne Rose Hill and Meetali Kakad and Gunn Elisabeth Vist and Richard Bellamy and Lauren J. Stockman and Torbj\orn Wisl\off and Chris B. Del Mar and Frederick Hayden and Timothy M. Uyeki and Jeremy Farrar and Yazdan Yazdanpanah and Howard Zucker and John D Beigel and Tawee Chotpitayasunondh and Tran Tinh Hien and B{\"u}lent {\"O}zbay and Norio Sugaya and Andrew D. Oxman},
  journal={PLoS Medicine},
  pages={563 - 1611}
Emerging health problems require rapid advice. We describe the development and pilot testing of a systematic, transparent approach used by the World Health Organization (WHO) to develop rapid advice guidelines in response to requests from member states confronted with uncertainty about the pharmacological management of avian influenza A (H5N1) virus infection. We first searched for systematic reviews of randomized trials of treatment and prevention of seasonal influenza and for non-trial… CONTINUE READING