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Table 5 The guideline-updating process in the future (n = 39)a

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

  Answers
  Yes No Not sure/unknown
  n (%) n (%) N (%)
It is worth having living guidelines b 25 (64.1) 6 (15.4) 8 (20.5)
Plans to set up a protocol to improve the updating process 18 (46.2) 10 (25.6) 11 (28.2)
Share resources with other organizations 21 (53.8) 1 (2.6) 17 (43.6)
Resources to share (n = 21)       
   - References 20 (95.2) --   1 (4.8)
   - Evidence synthesis 19 (90.5) --   2 (9.5)
   - Key questions 18 (85.7) --   3 (14.3)
   - Search strategies 18 (85.7) --   3 (14.3)
   - Evidence tables 18 (85.7) 1 (4.8) 2 (9.5)
   - Considered judgement formsc 14 (66.7) --   7 (33.3)
  1. aAnalysis of included institutions; bConsidering "living guidelines" as those that are continuously being monitored and updated; cDocument that explicitly includes the factors taken into account when grading recommendations.