The topic submission process requires the submitter to address these criteria (see Call for Topics form).
The team also developed one health system guideline with 119 recommendations based on four broad systematic reviews and is currently working on two major guidelines for release in 2017/18.
This already large and growing evidence base for WHO maternal and perinatal health guidelines implies that keeping recommendations up to date in a timely manner based on the current method constitutes a major challenge.
The governing board reviews and approves all guideline topics before they are commissioned.
A formal “Call for Topics” is made to AGA members in March of each year.
Results: Eighteen terms and definitions were proposed: 1) continuous updating; 2) decision to update; 3) editing process; 4) fixed updating; 5) full updating; 6) impact of the new evidence; 7) partial updating; 8) prioritisation process; 9) signal for an update; 10) surveillance process; 11) time of validity; 12) timeframe; 13) tools and resources; 14) up to date; 15) update cycle; 16) update unit; 17) updated version; and, 18) updating strategy.
Thirteen (13/23; 56.5%) members participated in the first consensus process in June 2016, and seventeen (17/34; 50.0%) members in the second round in December 2016.Topics are collated and submitted to the council by May for review and ranking.Suggested topics are prioritized and ranked based on the following criteria: prevalence of disease; resource utilization; variation in care; other existing guidelines; new data/changes in diagnosis or treatment; potential for measure/quality development.The last round was scheduled for March 2017 and the consensus survey in June 2017. Conclusions: Developing a glossary for CG updating is a milestone of the G-I-N Updating Guidelines Working Group.The continuous growth of knowledge in this area will provide the basis for future glossary updates.Use the selector tool below to review the steps undertaken during the GRADE process for the development of AGA clinical practice guidelines.