Featured Commentary: What a difference a year makes: 1 year after implementing the AHRQ National Guideline Clearinghouse’s revised inclusion criteria.

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Featured: What a difference a year makes: 1 year after implementing the AHRQ National Guideline Clearinghouse's revised inclusion criteria by Mary P Nix

This month’s GROWTH Commentary is the second in a series reflecting on the past 4 years since the landmark IOM reports on Clinical Practice Guidelines We Can Trust and Finding What Works in Health Care: Standards for Systematic Reviews were published. Last month, Sheldon Greenfield, MD, Chair of the first of these mused about the state of guidelines and guideline development today, areas of progress and areas that could continue to improve. This month, Mary Nix, MS, PMP, Staff Lead of the AHRQ National Guidelines Clearinghouse (NGC), discusses the NGC inclusion criteria that were revamped as a result of recommendations from the IOM report and how the revised criteria have impacted the submissions of guidelines. In subsequent months, we will have commentaries reflecting on changes felt by guideline developers and how the IOM reports affected patient engagement. 

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Guidelines International Network (G-I-N) conference
October 7-10, 2015, in Amsterdam.

 The G-I-N 2015 conference theme is, "Engaging all stakeholders. Guidelines from a societal perspective.” Stakeholders in guidelines are patients, consumers, health care professionals, policy makers, purchasers of care, health insurers, federal and local health authorities, guideline developers and researchers.

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Upcoming Commentaries: June 2015

Tom Oliver, Effects of the IOM Reports: A Guideline Developer's Perspective
Peg Ford:What is the Impact of the IOM Clinical Practice Guidelines Report on Consumer Stakeholder involvement?
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