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191WS Software Tools and Action Statement Profiles to Facilitate Guideline Development
  1. R Shiffman1,
  2. R Rosenfeld2
  1. 1Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA
  2. 2American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Alexandria, VA, USA


Background Despite the importance of guideline recommendations being “actionable”, many current guidelines fail to meet standards for clarity, transparency, and implementability. These deficiencies contribute to failure of guidelines to influence care.

Objectives/Goals Attendees will • Learn how BRIDGE-Wiz software can lead developers to devise clear and actionable statements linked to appropriate indicators of evidence quality and recommendation strength; • Learn how eGLIA software can help to identify obstacles to successful implementation. • Learn how key action statements and action statement profiles can be used to support transparency of the guideline development process and promote successful implementation.

Target Group, Suggested Audience Guideline developers, guideline implementers

Description of the Workshop and of the Methods used to Facilitate Interactions Following a brief overview of IOM standards for trustworthy guidelines and common problems in creating actionable recommendations, the facilitators will lead the “panel” through dynamic creation of a guideline recommendation using BRIDGE-Wiz. Attendees will function as a guideline development group responding to prompts from the software and interacting with the facilitators and one another. Facilitators will next provide a brief demonstration of eGLIA software appraising selected recommendations to identify implementability challenges. With audience participation, recommendations will be appraised and conflicting appraisals reconciled to create an implementability report. Finally, the construction and use of action statement profiles will be discussed. Action statement profiles summarise information about each recommendation and make explicit and transparent the process by which evidence and opinion are transformed into recommendations about appropriate care.

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