This handbook provides information to assist developers of clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) in summarising the evidence of the effects of socioeconomic position (SEP) and other markers (or descriptors) of disadvantage, on health outcomes and health care delivery. This process informs the development of CPGs by suggesting ways in which guideline developers can identify and retrieve evidence and incorporate it into guidelines for clinical practice.
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 review the evidence: Systematic identification and review of scientific literature (2000)
- How to present the evidence for consumers: Preparation of consumer publications (2000)
- How to prepare and present evidence-based information for consumers of health services: A literature review (1999)
- How to put evidence into practice: Implementation and dissemination strategies (2000)
- How to use the evidence: assessment and application of scientific evidence (2000)
- How to compare the costs and benefits: evaluation of the economic evidence (2001)
- Using socioeconomic evidence in clinical practice guidelines (2003)