The CARI Guidelines is an endeavour intended to improve renal health care through the production of evidence-based national guidelines.
The CARI guideline process is undertaken with reference to the levels of evidence currently designated by the NHMRC(Source: NMHRC. How to use the evidence: assessment and application of scientific evidence. Canberra 2000)
Flow diagram illustrating the key steps in the CARI Guideline process
Further details of the CARI process is provide in the Guide for Writers
Development of a guideline by the working group occurs in five stages:
Because there is a need for guidelines to reflect the latest best available evidence, a guideline is never 'finished'. However, the following times can be used as a rough guide.
Time to first draft: approx. 9 months after commencement
Time to finalised draft: approx. 12 months after commencement
Time to publication: approx. 16 months after commencement
Revising Guidelines: this will occur every 3 years. A literature search will be performed by the CARI Office to locate any new trials on each guideline sub topic and the search results will be sent to the relevant guideline writer/s. It is hoped that the Convenors and Members of each Guideline Group will remain the same.
In order to assist guideline writers and to ensure consistency in appraisal of the evidence base for preparation of the guidelines, the CARI Guideline Office run annual critical appraisal workshops. These one day workshops cover the following areas:
Where possible workshops are timed to coincide with the first face to face meetings of guideline groups.
If you are interested in joining a Guideline Group, please feel free to approach the CARI administrative office in Sydney. Inquiries about the CARI Guidelines development process are most welcome.
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