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Table 1 Components of a 'Good' Guideline

From: Family physicians' perspectives on practice guidelines related to cancer control

Dated
Has a clearly defined, reputable source
Involves FPs in the creation process to ensure its clinical practicality
Not too text based (graphics, tables, flowcharts)
Clear, non-ambiguous recommendations
Well organized
Clearly graded as to levels of evidence
One guideline from one authorative body (to reduce confusion)
Readable in a few minutes
Designed so that FPs will use the guideline frequently and become familiar with it
One to two pages long