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Inconsistencies in clinical guidelines for obstetric anaesthesia for Caesarean section: A comparison of the Danish, English, American, and German guidelines with regard to developmental quality and guideline content.
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PMID:  23136833     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
BACKGROUND: Anaesthetists need evidence-based clinical guidelines, also in obstetric anaesthesia. We compared the Danish, English, American, and German national guidelines for anaesthesia for Caesarean section. We focused on assessing the quality of guideline development and evaluation of the guidelines' content. METHODS: We compared the four countries' guideline developmental quality by using the Appraisal of Guidelines for Research and Evaluation (AGREE) instrument, an international tool for development and assessment of guidelines. The clinically important content of these countries' guidelines was compared. RESULTS: We found differences in the quality of guideline development in the four countries. The German guidelines scored very low in the AGREE analysis, and the Danish national guideline scored low in the AGREE analysis. The American and British guideline both achieved high scores in the AGREE analysis. We found differences in the content of the four countries' guidelines. The Danish, American, and British guidelines were comprehensive but with some variation in the content. CONCLUSION: Development of national guidelines might benefit from following standardised regulations, such as those used in the AGREE tool. Content of guidelines is not standardised. Recommendations for the content of guidelines might contribute to standardising clinical guidelines.
L P Winther; A U Mitchell; A M Møller
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-11-9
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta anaesthesiologica Scandinavica     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1399-6576     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Anaesthesiol Scand     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
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Created Date:  2012-11-9     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0370270     Medline TA:  Acta Anaesthesiol Scand     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2012 The Authors. Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica © 2012 The Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica Foundation.
Department of Anaesthesiology, Lillebaelt Hospital, Kolding, Denmark; Department of Gynaecology and Obstetrics, Lillebaelt Hospital, Kolding, Denmark.
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