The AGREE Reporting Checklist: a tool to improve reporting of clinical practice guidelinesBMJ 2016; 352 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i1152 (Published 08 March 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;352:i1152
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