Systematic literature review for clinical practice guideline development

D. M. O'Day, E. P. Steinberg, K. Dickersin, B. E. Spivey

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Abstract

The purpose of this paper was to evaluate the quality and scope of the published literature on functional impairment due to cataract in adults as reviewed for the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research Clinical Practice Guideline. We examined the method of literature retrieved and analysis performed in the course of development of literature-based recommendations for the guideline panel. To collect data, we reviewed the process of literature acquisition and identification and the quality assessments made by reviewers of 14 individual topics composed of 77 issues related to the guideline. We collated this information to provide an assessment of the quality and scope of the relevant literature.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)421-440
Number of pages20
JournalTransactions of the American Ophthalmological Society
Volume91
StatePublished - Dec 1 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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