Do guidelines for treating chest disease in children use Cochrane reviews effectively?

Prayle, Andrew and Cox, Tessy and Smith, Sherie J. and Rycroft-Malone, Joanne and Thomas, Kim S. and Hughes, Dyfrig and Smyth, Alan R. (2018) Do guidelines for treating chest disease in children use Cochrane reviews effectively? Thorax, 73 (7). pp. 670-673. ISSN 0040-6376

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Abstract

Cochrane Reviews summarise best evidence and should inform guidelines. We assessed the use of Cochrane Reviews in 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.

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Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title:
Thorax
Additional Information:
This work did not receive specific funding. APP was funded by a NIHR Doctoral Research Fellowship (DRF-2009-02-112), and is currently funded by a NIHR ACL post. DAH receives financial support from the MRC North West Hub in Trial Methodological Research: MR/K025635/1
Uncontrolled Keywords:
/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/2700/2740
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135165
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Deposited On:
10 Jul 2019 15:00
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Yes
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Published
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23 Sep 2020 05:24