Validity of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality clinical practice guidelines: how quickly do guidelines become outdated?

@article{Shekelle2001ValidityOT,
  title={Validity of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality clinical practice guidelines: how quickly do guidelines become outdated?},
  author={Paul G. Shekelle and Eduardo Ortiz and Shannon Rhodes and Sally C. Morton and Martin Paul Eccles and Jeremy M. Grimshaw and Steven H. Woolf},
  journal={JAMA},
  year={2001},
  volume={286 12},
  pages={1461-7}
}
CONTEXT Practice guidelines need to be up-to-date to be useful to clinicians. No published methods are available for assessing whether existing practice guidelines are still valid, nor does any empirical information exist regarding how often such assessments need to be made. OBJECTIVES To assess the current validity of 17 clinical practice guidelines published by the US Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) that are still in circulation, and to use this information to estimate how… CONTINUE READING

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