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Letters The AGREE Reporting Checklist

The AGREE Reporting Checklist is useful for assessing the quality of clinical practice guideline development

BMJ 2016; 353 doi: (Published 12 April 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;353:i2027
  1. Greg Irving, clinical lecturer in general practice
  1. Institute of Public Health, University of Cambridge, Cambridge CB2 0SR, UK
  1. gi226{at}

At least two systematic reviews of national and international clinical practice guidelines have used the AGREE tools (I and II).1 2 3 Both found that no guideline was perfect and highlighted the same key problems—a lack of applicability and stakeholder involvement. These domains relate to …

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