[The BMJ Rapid Recommendations: towards a new model for the production of clinical practice guidelines]. Academic Article uri icon

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  • Guidelines play a central role in clinical practice, but their development often does not meet trustworthiness standards, which makes them vulnerable to conflict of interest. Additional problems -include their insufficient updating, and current formats that do not support shared decision-making. To address these issues, we have created the Rapid Recommendations, in collaboration with the British -Medical Journal. In this innovative approach, we a) identify new practice-changing evidence ; b) incorporate them in updated -systematics reviews in about 45 days ; c) gather an international and unconflicted panel including patients and d) publish trust-worthy recommendation in about 90 days, along with new multilayered evidence summaries and tools that facilitate shared decision-making.


  • Agoritsas, Thomas
  • Darbellay Farhoumand, Pauline
  • Siemieniuk, Reed
  • Heen, Anja Fog
  • Lytvyn, Lyubov
  • MacDonald, Helen
  • Stahl-Timmins, Will
  • Guyatt, Gordon
  • Vandvik, Per Olav

publication date

  • January 9, 2019