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Table 1 Framework of types of GI tools

From: Number and type of guideline implementation tools varies by guideline, clinical condition, country of origin, and type of developer organization: content analysis of guidelines

Category Type Description
Patient support Information Print or electronic information about the condition, management options, or additional sources of information
Guideline summary Short versions of guidelines designed for patients and care partners
Self-management support Resources such as charts, templates, and action plans that can be used by patients to better manage their disease and daily activities
Clinician support Guideline summary Short versions of guidelines for clinicians in print or electronic format including pocket cards, summaries, or applications
Algorithm Flowcharts or clinical pathways that provide step-by-step guidance for patient management
Form or checklist Print or electronic documents to be completed by clinicians for documentation in patient medical records
Implementation support Training material Resources to support educational meetings or self-directed learning such as powerpoint presentations or study modules
Resources Human, infrastructure or funding resources, or instructions or processes needed for guideline implementation
Evaluation support Audit tools Guidelines or manuals to support the evaluation of guideline-compliant practice before and after guideline implementation
Measures Quality indicators or performance measures by which to assess compliance with guideline recommendations