Do guidelines for treating chest disease in children use Cochrane Reviews effectively?: a systematic review

Prayle, A.P. and Cox, Tessy and Smith, Sherie and Rycroft-Malone, Joanne and Thomas, Kim S. and Hughes, Dyfrig A. and Smyth, Alan R. (2017) Do guidelines for treating chest disease in children use Cochrane Reviews effectively?: a systematic review. Thorax . ISSN 1468-3296

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Abstract

Cochrane Reviews summarise best evidence and should inform guidelines. We assessed the use of Cochrane Reviews in the UK guidelines for paediatric respiratory disease. We found 21 guidelines which made 1025 recommendations, of which 96 could be informed by a Cochrane Review. In 38/96 recommendations (40%), some or all of the relevant Cochrane Reviews were not cited. We linked recommendations to 140 Cochrane Reviews. In 37/140 (26%) cases, the guideline recommendation did not fully agree with the Cochrane Review. Guideline developers may fail to use Cochrane Reviews or may make recommendations which are not in line with best evidence.

Item Type: Article
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > School of Medicine > Division of Child Health, Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Identification Number: 10.1136/thoraxjnl-2016-208790
Depositing User: Smyth, Prof Alan
Date Deposited: 14 Jul 2017 07:46
Last Modified: 14 Jul 2017 07:52
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/44147

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