The first step should be to avoid duplication of effort, starting with searching for existing, high-quality and up-to-date guidelines by asking a clear question and then searching for the best available guidance (Steps 1 and 2). This should be followed by a critical assessment of that guideline or health technology assessment for relevance and quality and then assembling the guideline team. The flow diagram below highlights the key decisions (red blocks) with linked steps (grey blocks) and resources and tools listed from section 4 onwards.
Adopted from the guidelinetoolkit.org.za and Guidelines International Network (GIN)
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