Weekly updates of national living evidence-based guidelines: methods for the Australian living guidelines for care of people with COVID-19.
Britta Tendal, Joshua P Vogel, Steve McDonald, Sarah Norris, Miranda Cumpston, Heath White, Karin Leder, David Fraile Navarro, Saskia Cheyne, Samantha Chakraborty, Melissa Murano, Tanya Millard, Henriette E Callesen, Rakibul M Islam, Julian Elliott, Tari Turner, undefined National COVID-19 Clinical Evidence Taskforce
J Clin Epidemiol | Published : 2021
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The Australian National COVID-19 Clinical Evidence Taskforce is a consortium of 31 Australian health professional organisations developing living, evidence-based guidelines for care of people with COVID-19, which are updated weekly. This article describes the methods used to develop and maintain the guidelines. METHODS: The guidelines use the GRADE methods and are designed to meet Australian NHMRC standards. Each week, new evidence is reviewed, current recommendations are revised, and new recommendations made. These are published in MAGIC and disseminated through traditional and social media. Relevant new questions to be addressed are continually sought from stakeh..View full abstract