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Letters Guideline development

Missing published and unpublished data in guidelines

BMJ 2010; 340 doi: (Published 10 March 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;340:c1337
  1. G Elliott Cook, assistant professor
  1. 1LECOM School of Pharmacy, Erie, PA 16509, USA
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    The varying perspectives in the debate on guideline development are warranted discussions that should continue.1 2 The two concepts of guideline development outlined below should be considered before guideline release.

    Firstly, does the guideline include current published data? The American Diabetes Association (ADA) released …

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