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Table 2 Information on QIs with differentiation among German S3-CPGs

From: Guideline-based quality indicators—a systematic comparison of German and international clinical practice guidelines

  German S3-CPG German S3-CPG (n = 18) International CPG (n = 25)
Scientific medical societies (n = 7) NDMG (n = 3) GGPO (n = 8)
Categorization of QI into structure (S), process (P), or outcome (O) indicator (according to own assignment)
 S(n)/P(n)/O(n) 10/48/5 0/14/0 0/61/14 10/123/19 3/133/30
Intended purpose of QI is reported
 Yes (n) 3 2 8 13 21
 No (n) 4 1 0 5 4
Rationale for QI is reported
 Yes (n) 1 0 0 1 1
 No (n) 6 3 8 17 24
QI is presented as ratio/proportion
n/N 40/63 14/14 75/75 129/152 (85%) 139/166 (84%)
QI is based explicitly on one or more recommendations
n/N
of that at least one strong recommendation/statement
53/63
45%
14/14
100%
69/75
97%
136/152 (89%)
77%
82/166 (49%)
93%
Measurement properties are reported
n/N 0/63 0/14 0/75 0/152 0/166
Quality objectives are reported
n/N 7/63 7/14 25/75 39/152 (26%) 39/166 (23%)