This guide emphasises the importance of basing guideline recommendations on the systematic identification and synthesis of the best available scientific evidence. Levels of evidence, quality of evidence, relevance of evidence and strength of evidence are outlined.

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Discussion of the need for guidelines to encourage health professionals to improve their treatment practices and improve patient and community access to information about treatment options is a salient feature of the guidelines.

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The information contained in A guide to the development, implementation and evaluation of clinical practice guidelines (NHMRC 1999) is being supplemented with a series of handbooks with further information on the main stages involved in the development of clinical practice guidelines.