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:
- Idea refinement
- Multidisciplinary task force group creation
- Evidence tables development
- Librarian and methodological support
- Grading criteria for levels of evidence and recommendations
- Writing assistance
- Peer review by the AANS/CNS Joint Guidelines Committee
- Publication logistics assistance with Neurosurgery®