How to Write a Guideline from Start to Finish

1st Edition

A Handbook for Healthcare Professionals


  • Richard Bowker
  • Monica Lakhanpaul
  • Maria Atkinson
  • Kate Armon
  • Roderick MacFaul
  • Terence Stephenson
    • Print ISBN 9780443100352

    Key Features

    • An all-in-one handbook on the development and implementation of clinical guidelines
    • Step-by-step approach
    • Includes lots of examples and references to websites and other useful information
    • Covers the following key topics:
      • An explanation behind the different methodology used with regard to guidelines.
      • How to get started, including assembling a guideline development group.
      • Forming clinical questions and searching for evidence in the literature.
      • Grading the evidence, including explanations of the different systems available.
      • Forming recommendations.
      • Consensus processes.
      • Implementation and dissemination including the use of algorithms, integrated care pathways and audit tools.
      • Appraisal tools.
      • Economic considerations in guideline development.
      • Legal issues.

    Table of Contents

    Chapter 1. Introduction, M. Atkinson

    Chapter 2. Developing a National Guideline, T. Stephenson

    Chapter 3. Developing Local Guidelines, M. Atkinson

    Chapter 4. Getting started – or Working Back to Front, R. Bowker

    Chapter 5. Forming Clinical Questions, R. Bowker

    Chapter 6. Searching for Evidence, R.Bowker

    Chapter 7. Critical Appraisal and Building Evidence Tables, R. Bowker

    Chapter 8. Consensus Processes, K. Armon

    Chapter 9. The Delphi Consensus Process, K. Armon

    Chapter 10. Health Economics, H.-R. Douglas

    Chapter 11. Making Recommendations, M. Lakhanpaul

    Chapter 12. The Audit Package, R. MacFaul

    Chapter 13. Appraisal, R. Bowker

    Chapter 14. Dissemination and Implementation - or Getting the Message Across, M. Lakhanpaul

    Chapter 15. Legal Issues, R. Bowker

    Appendix 1: The AGREE Appraisal Instrument

    Appendix 2: Care Pathways



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    Churchill Livingstone
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