This chapter is a practical guide to developing an evidence based guideline (EBG). It begins with a discussion about EBGs, their place within health information overall, why they are important and why it is important that they are developed in a rigorous and systematic way. While EBG development guidance is available, there is inconsistency in the amount of detail across this guidance and it has been suggested that practical information to complement existing resources may be helpful. Therefore, logistics of EBG development and practical step by step information about their development is discussed using an example of a nationally approved EBG in the area of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). We also provide directions to other helpful resources, tools and templates for each step. Practical concepts covered include establishing a multidisciplinary evidence based guideline development group (EBGDG); clinical question development and prioritisation; evidence review and synthesis; drafting of recommendations; obtaining consensus among the EBGDG; and preparing and finalising the EBG for dissemination.
|Title of host publication||Knowledge Transfer|
|Subtitle of host publication||Practices, Types and Challenges|
|Publisher||Nova Science Publishers|
|Number of pages||34|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Dec 2012|