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Assessing the Evidence: Advancing quality and science in the practice guideline enterprise using AGREE
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Assessing the Evidence: Advancing quality and science in the practice guideline enterprise using AGREE


by Melissa Brouwers, PhD

Practice guidelines are a terrific idea. They provide recommendations, based on evidence and interpretation and contextualization of that evidence, and can influence clinical decisions, clinical policy, and health system structures, organization, and function. Clinical practice guideline is the term most commonly used for those documents that advise on clinical actions and health system guidance is used to advise on system-related issues. Practice guidelines have been linked…
BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH


Doctor Evidence has digital data assets from published clinical research across a wide variety of disease states, including approximately 350 breast cancer studies and over 2000 studies across all of oncology.

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This month’s commentary is the conclusion to a 7-part series titled Assessing the Evidence, which includes topics ranging from assessing the quality of RCTs to grading guideline recommendations:
 
Discussion is encouraged; each commentary has a section to post and read comments.
 
Last year, GROWTH published another successful series addressing the progress and remaining challenges since the publication of the 2011 Institute of Medicine (IOM) standards for clinical practice guidelines and systematic reviews:

Submit commentaries on your own work in evidence-based medicine or suggestions for future commentary topics
Upcoming Commentary 
Addressing Multiple Morbidities in Evidence-based Guidelines
by Cynthia Boyd, PhD
GROWTH Research aims to accelerate and improve the evidence base supporting research, systematic reviews, and other EBM products, ultimately leading to stronger and more reliable clinical recommendations and research results. Medical professional societies, universities, and hospital systems that become members of GROWTH Research can offer access to Doctor Evidence’s powerful database of digitized clinical studies as a member benefit for their faculty or physician researchers. Project-specific literature or methodology services are available to meet the needs of research endeavors.
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Conferences

ISPOR 19th Annual European Congress
29 October-2 November 2016
Austria Center Vienna, Vienna, Austria


Doctor Evidence will be presenting a poster:
 
INNOVATIVE APPROACH TO KEEPING EVIDENCE CURRENT AND GUIDELINES LIVING
 
Sandra Zelman Lewis, PhD, Mika Newton, Todd Feinman, MD, Michael del Aguila, PhD, Gordon Cummins, MS
Doctor Evidence, Santa Monica, CA, USA

 
Doctor Evidence was proud to be a Gold Sponsor of the 2016
G
-I-N International Conference.
 
Thanks to everyone who stopped by the Doctor Evidence booth or attended the live demonstration of our technology platforms at the lunch session



 
Demonstrations included a high quality, user-friendly, and complete solution to support living guidelines

Doctor Evidence posters presented at the G-I-N Conference:


Title:  Terminology management in guideline development: early versus late binding of synonyms
Authors: Craig J. Whittington, Global Head of Quality, Methodology and Innovation, Doctor Evidence; Sandra Zelman Lewis, Chief Guidelines Officer, Doctor Evidence; Sean Byers, Ontology Specialist, Doctor Evidence; Alicia Clausel, Ontology Specialist, Doctor Evidence; Augusta Crumrine, Ontology Specialist, Doctor Evidence; Jacob Franek, Director of Methodology, Doctor Evidence; Erin Murray, Senior Methodology Lead, Doctor Evidence; Tobias Sayre, VP Client Solutions, Doctor Evidence; Robert Battista, CEO, Doctor Evidence.

Rebecca Diekemper





Title:  Digital Approaches to Analyzing Evidence in Support of Personalized Oncology Guidelines
Authors: Rebecca Diekemper, Methodology Lead, Doctor Evidence; Sandra Zelman Lewis, Chief Guidelines Officer, Doctor Evidence










 



 
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