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What to do with all the AGREEs? The AGREE portfolio of tools to support the guideline enterprise

  • Melissa C. Brouwers
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    School of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Ottawa, 101F, 600 Peter Morand, Ottawa, Ontario K1G 5Z3, Canada
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  • Karen Spithoff
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    Department of Oncology, McMaster University, Juravinski Site, G2 Wing, 1280 Main Street West, Hamilton, Ontario L8S 4L8, Canada
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  • John Lavis
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    McMaster Health Forum and Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence and Impact, McMaster University, 1280 Main St. West, MML-417, Hamilton, Ontario L8S 4L6, Canada

    Africa Centre for Evidence, University of Johannesburg, 1 Ibis St, Unit 3, Cottesloe, Johannesburg, 2092, South Africa
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  • Michelle E. Kho
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    School of Rehabilitation Science, McMaster University, 1400 Main Street West, Institute for Applied Health Sciences (IAHS) Building - Room 403, Hamilton, ON L8S 1C7, Canada
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  • Julie Makarski
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    North York General Hospital, Office of Research and Innovation, 4001 Leslie Street, North York, Ontario M2K 1E1
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  • Ivan D. Florez
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    Department of Pediatrics, University of Antioquia, Calle 67 # 53-108, 050001 Medellin, Colombia

    Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence and Impact, McMaster University, 1280 Main St. West, MML-417, Hamilton, Ontario L8S 4L6, Canada
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      Highlights

      • AGREE tools support the development, reporting, and appraisal of guidance.
      • AGREE II tool targets the entire practice guideline process.
      • AGREE-REX tool targets recommendations.
      • AGREE-HS tool targets health system guidance documents.
      • To apply the tools, consider type or part of the guideline, goals, and resources.
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