A reporting tool for practice guidelines in healthcare: the RIGHT Statement

Chen, Yaolong, Yang, Kehu, Marušić, Ana, Qaseem, Amir, Meerpohl, Joerg J, Flottorp, Signe, Akl, Elie A, Schünemann, Holger J, Chan, Edwin SY, Falck-Ytter, Yngve, Ahmed, Faruque, Barber, Sarah, Chen, Chiehfeng, Zhang, Mingming, Xu, Bin, Tian, Jinhui, Song, Fujian, Shang, Hongcai, Tang, Kun, Wang, Qi and Norris, Susan L (2017) A reporting tool for practice guidelines in healthcare: the RIGHT Statement. Annals of Internal Medicine, 166 (2). pp. 128-132. ISSN 0003-4819

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Abstract

The quality of reporting of practice guidelines is often poor and there is no widely accepted guidance or standards for the reporting of practice guidelines in healthcare. An international working group (the RIGHT working group) was therefore established to address this gap. The group followed an existing framework for developing health research reporting guidelines and the EQUATOR (Enhancing the QUAlity and Transparency Of health Research) Network approach. We developed a checklist and an explanation and elaboration document. The RIGHT checklist includes 22 items that we consider essential for good reporting of practice guidelines. These items encompass basic information (items 1-4), background (items 5-9), evidence (items 10-12), recommendations (items 13-15), review and quality assurance (items 16-17), funding and declaration and management of interests (items 18-19), and other information (items 20-22). The RIGHT checklist can assist developers when reporting their guidelines, support journal editors and peer reviewers when considering guideline reports, and help healthcare practitioners understand and implement a guideline.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Norwich Medical School
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 23 Nov 2016 10:00
Last Modified: 22 Apr 2020 01:57
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/61475
DOI: 10.7326/M16-1565

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