AGREE II Instrument

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Berti, E. & Grilli, R. Practice Guidelines and clinical governance: do the means match with the ends? A quality appraisal of local guidelines. Clinical Governance: An International Journal, 2003, 8(4): 312-317. [Link to abstract]

Burgers, J., et al. International comparison of 19 clinical guideline programs– a survey of the AGREE Collaboration. [Article in German] Zeitchrift fur arztiche Fortbildung und Qualitatssicherung, 2003, 97: 81-88. [Pubmed abstract]

Burgers, J., et al. Characteristics of High-Quality Guidelines: Evaluation of 86 Clinical Guidelines Development in Ten European Countries and Canada International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care, 2003, 19 (1): 148- 157. [Abstract not available]

Burnand, B. et al. Use of the World Wide Web to Implement Clinical Practice Guidelines: A Feasibility Study. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 2003, 5(2): 12. [Link to abstract]

Cox, N.H. & Williams, C.H.The British Association of Dermatologists therapeutic guidelines: can we AGREE? British Journal of Dermatology, 2003, 148 (4): 62. [Link to abstract]

Goossens, A. et al. Guideline development in the Academic Medical Centre, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 1992-2001. [Article in Dutch] Nederlands tijdschrift voor geneeskunde, 2003, 147 (39): 1919-1922. [Pubmed abstract]

Grol, R. Improving the quality of medical care: Building Bridges Among Professional Pride, Payer Profit, and Patient Satisfaction. Journal of the American Medical Association, 2001, 286: 2578-2585. [Pubmed abstract]

Green, S. & Piehl, J. Clinical Practice Guidelines: a Guide to Better Practice, Not a Recipe for Uniformity. Australian Journal of Physiotherapy, 2003, 49:  3-4. [Pubmed abstract]

Grol, R. et al. Clinical practice guidelines: towards better quality guidelines and increased international collaboration. British Journal of Cancer, 2003, 89: 4-8. [Pubmed abstract]

Harpole, L.H., et al. Assessment of the scope and quality of clinical practice guidelines in lung cancer. Chest, 2003, 123:7-20. [Pubmed abstract]

Hasenfeld, R.  Shekelle PG. Is the methodological quality of guidelines declining in the US? Comparison of the quality of US Agency for Health Care Policy and Research guidelines with those published subsequently. Quality and Safety in Health Care, 2003, 12(6):428-34. [Pubmed abstract]

Irani, J., et al. A review of guidelines on benign prostatic hyperplasia and lower urinary tract symptoms: are all guidelines the same? British Journal of Urology, 2003, 92(9): 937-942. [Pubmed abstract]

Keeley, P.W. Clinical guidelines. Palliative Medicine, 2003, 17 (4): 368 – 374. [Link to abstract]

Matthews, D.B. & Sutherland, S.E.Clinical practice guidelines in dentistry: a Canadian perspective. Brazilian Journal of Oral Science, 2003, 2( 5): 209- 214. [Abstract not available]

McCrory, D.C. et al. Overview of Methodology for Lung Cancer Evidence Review and Guideline Development. Chest, 2003, 123:3-6. [Link to abstract]

Shiffman, R.H. et al. Standardized Reporting of Clinical Practice Guidelines: A Proposal from the Conference on Guideline Standardization. Annals of Internal Medicine, 2003, 139 (6): 493-498. [Full text PDF]

Staal, J.B. et al. Occupational health guidelines for the management of low back pain: An international comparison. Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 2003, 60: 618-626. [Link to abstract]

The AGREE Collaboration. Development and validation of an international appraisal instrument for assessing the quality of clinical practice guidelines: the AGREE project. Quality and Safety in Health Care, 2003, 12: 18-23. [Link to abstract]

Voellinger, R.  et al.,Major depressive disorder in the general hospital: adaptation of clinical practice guidelines.General Hospital Psychiatry, 2003, 25(3): 185-93. [Pubmed abstract]

Woolf, A.D. & Akesson, K. Preventing fractures in elderly people. British Medical Journal, 2003, 327 : 89-95. [Link to abstract]