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Table 1 Organization characteristics (n = 39)a

From: The updating of clinical practice guidelines: insights from an international survey

  n (%)
Contact source   
   Guidelines International Network 27 (69.2)
   U.S. National Guideline Clearinghouse 9 (23.1)
   Expert committee 3 (7.7)
Continent   
   Europe 17 (43.6)
   North America 15 (38.5)
   Oceania 5 (12.8)
   South America 1 (2.6)
   Asia 1 (2.6)
Type of organization   
   Scientific/professional society/association 20 (51.3)
   Public institution 14 (35.9)
   Other (Federal institute, nonprofit organization) 5 (12.8)
Number of years developing guidelines   
   > 10 years 24 (61.5)
   6-10 years 12 (30.8)
   ≤ 5 years 3 (7.7)
Number of guidelines published b   
   ≤ 5 per year 24 (61.5)
   > 5 per year 14 (35.9)
Updating guidelines   
   Yes 36 (92.3)
   No 3 (7.7)
  1. aAnalysis of included institutions; bOne institution unknown.