Evidence-Based Practice Guideline

Who Were the Guideline Developers?

Were the Developers of the Guideline Representative of Key Stakeholders in this Specialty?

Who Funded the Guideline Development?

Were Any of the Guideline Developers Funded Researchers of the Reviewed Studies?

Did the Team Have a Valid Development Strategy?

Was an Explicit (how decisions were made), Sensible, and Impartial Process Used to Identify, Select, and Combine Evidence?

Did its Developers Carry Out Comprehensive, Reproducible Literature Review Within the Past 12 Months of its Publication/Revision?

Were all Important Options and Outcomes Considered?

Is Each Recommendation in the Guideline Tagged by the Level/Strength of Evidence Upon Which it is Based and Linked to the Scientific Evidence?

Do the Guidelines make Explicit Recommendations (Reflecting Value Judgments About the Outcomes)?

Has the Guideline Been Subjected to Peer Review and Testing?

Is the Intent of use Provided (i.e. National, Regional, Local)?

Are the Recommendations Clinically Relevant?

Will the Recommendations Help Me in Caring for my Patients?

Are the Recommendations Practical/Feasible?

Are Resources (People and Equipment) Available?

Are the Recommendations a Major Variation from Current Practice?

Can the Outcomes be Measured Through Standard Care?


Clinical options that are validated by high-quality research data and corroborated by internal evidence are referred to as evidence-based practice (EBP).