Supporting clinical practice guidelines development: An appraisal of existing cholesterol testing guidelines

Savoie I, Bassett K, Kazanjian A
Record ID 31998008133
Authors' objectives:

The aim of the appraisal was to review and evaluate the process used in developing selected cholesterol testing guidelines and to determine the extent to which these existing guidelines were "evidence-based".

Authors' recommendations: Overall, the poor validity of existing cholesterol testing guidelines suggests that the decision to endorse and further disseminate existing guidelines should only be made after the internal validity of a guideline has been rigorously assessed.
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 1997
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: Canada
MeSH Terms
  • Cholesterol
  • Mass Screening
Organisation Name: British Columbia Office of Health Technology Assessment
Contact Address: B. C. Office of Health Technology Assessment, Centre for Health Services and Policy Research, S-184 Koerner Pavilion, 2211 Wesbrook Mall, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B. C., V6T 1Z3, Canada.
Copyright: BCOHTA, 1997
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