How to review the evidence: Systematic identification and review of the scientific literature describes how to systematically identify scientific literature relevant to a particular question.
This document also describes how to select and review the most important (highest quality) studies and summarise and present the results for further consideration by the committee that will develop the clinical practice guidelines.
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.
- How to present the evidence for consumers: Preparation of consumer publications
- How to put evidence into practice: Implementation and dissemination strategies
- How to use the evidence: Assessment and application of scientific evidence
- How to compare the costs and benefits: evaluation of the economic evidence
- Using socioeconomic evidence in clinical practice guidelines