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As a leader in education and innovation, the CNS recognizes high-quality, evidence-based guidelines as a critical tool to confront a rapidly changing health care environment.
“Clinical practice guidelines are statements that include recommendations intended to optimize patient care that are informed by a systematic review of evidence and an assessment of the benefits and harms of alternative care options.”
The CNS has an in-house infrastructure to promote and support the creation and methodological processes to produce evidence-based clinical practice guidelines, in partnership with the AANS/CNS joint specialty sections, who will continue to provide the scientific content experts fundamental to quality guidelines formulation.
The CNS provides varying levels of support for guideline development, including:
The AANS, CNS and Joint Guideline Committee recommend that clinical practice guideline development rely on the following methodology based on previously published AANS- and CNS-endorsed evidence-based reviews.
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The CNS Guidelines Committees will consider topics at the CNS Annual Meeting in the fall.
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