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Table 5 Information on methodological aspects for development of guideline-based QIs

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)
Searches for existing QI
 Yes (n) 1 3 5 9 1
 No/not reported (n) 6 0 3 9 24
External data sources (reference to published QI)
 Yes (n) 3 0 6 9 4
 No/not reported (n) 4 3 2 9 25
Formal consensus procedures for adopting QI
 Yes (n) 1 3 8 12 1
 No/not reported (n) 6 0 0 6 24
Use of formal criteria/tools for assessment of QI
 Yes (n) 1 3 8 12 8
 No/not reported (n) 6 0 0 6 17
Piloting/ evaluation of QI
 Yes (n) 0 0 0 0 8
 No/not reported (n) 7 2 7 16 17
 Planned (n) 0 1 1 2 0