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Table 2 Characteristics of included guidelines

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

Characteristic Condition (n, %) Guidelines (n, %)
Arthritis Asthma Colorectal cancer Depression Diabetes Heart failure Stroke
Organization
 Professional society 7 (46.7) 4 (50.0) 6 (75.0) 2 (25.0) 18 (62.1) 14 (37.8) 10 (47.6) 61 (48.4)
 Government agency 6 (40.0) 1 (12.5) 2 (25.0) 3 (37.5) 7 (24.1) 5 (13.5) 4 (19.0) 28 (22.2)
 Disease foundation 14 (37.8) 3 (14.3) 17 (13.5)
 Non-profit agency 2 (25.0) 1 (12.5) 3 (10.3) 3 (14.3) 9 (7.1)
 Academic institution 1 (12.5) 2 (25.0) 1 (3.4) 4 (10.8) 1 (4.8) 9 (7.1)
 Expert panel 2 (13.3) 2 (1.6)
Country
 United States 7 (46.7) 4 (50.0) 6 (75.0) 4 (50.0) 19 (65.5) 27 (73.0) 9 (42.9) 76 (60.3)
 United Kingdom 5 (33.3) 3 (37.5) 1 (12.5) 2 (25.0) 5 (17.2) 6 (16.2) 5 (23.8) 27 (21.4)
 Canada 2 (13.3) 1 (12.5) 3 (10.3) 3 (14.3) 9 (7.1)
 Australia 1 (12.5) 1 (3.4) 3 (14.3) 5 (4.0)
 International group 1 (12.5) 1 (2.7) 1 (4.8) 3 (2.4)
 Finland 1 (3.4) 2 (5.4) 3 (2.4)
 Spain 1 (6.7) 1 (0.8)
 Singapore 1 (12.5) 1 (0.8)
 Brazil 1 (2.7) 1 (0.8)
Total 15 (11.9) 8 (6.3) 8 (6.3) 8 (6.3) 29 (23.0) 37 (29.4) 21 (16.7) 126 (100.0)