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Table 4 Overall scores stratified by characteristics of the updated clinical guidelines

From: Updated clinical guidelines experience major reporting limitations

  Overall scorea
median (range)
p value
Institution
Country
− Europe 8.1 (4.4–10.0) 0.014
− International 7.8 (6.9–8.8)
− Asia 5.6 (3.8–6.3)
− North America 5.6 (3.1–8.1)
Type of organisation
− Public institution 6.3 (3.1–10.0) 0.617
− Scientific/professional society 6.3 (3.1–8.8)
− Other (Federal institute, NGO) 4.4 (3.8–8.1)
Updated clinical guidelines
Scope
− Diagnosis 8.1 (5.0–9.4) 0.097
− Prevention 5.6 (4.4–6.3)
− Management 6.3 (3.1–10.0)
− Treatment 6.3 (4.4–8.8)
− Screening 3.8 (3.1–8.1)
Health topic
− Mental health 6.9 (5.0–8.1) 0.099
− Oncology 6.3 (3.8–9.4)
− Internal medicine 6.3 (5.6–8.1)
− Public health 3.8 (3.1–3.8)
− Others 6.3 (3.1–10.0)
  1. a10-point scale (10 as the best possible score)